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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Ontario Tech University Student Training Assistantships in Research (STAR) Awards

What is a STAR Award?

  • This award will provide Ontario Tech undergraduate students the opportunity to work on a research project with a supervising faculty member.
  • The award is intended to stimulate student interest in research, increase undergraduate experiences with research and encourage students to continue on to graduate studies.
  • Funds for these awards are provided by Ontario Tech University with additional support from supervising faculty members.
  • Successful students will receive a minimum of $9,300 over a period of 14 or 16 weeks (May to August) for full-time work on a research project. 


To apply, students must meet the following requirements: 

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or international student.
  • Be a registered Ontario Tech University student (at the time you apply) in a Bachelor’s degree program.
  • Have obtained, over the previous year of study, a cumulative average of at least a B- (70 per cent or 2.7 grade points).
  • Have completed at least one full year of university coursework (two full academic semesters) by the start of the research project (May 2024).

Selection Criteria

Successful applicants will be chosen based on the following criteria as demonstrated in their applications:

  • High academic standing based on cumulative grades from your previous years of study.
  • Level of experience and training relevant to the specific research project you have applied to work on.