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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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2024 Undergraduate Research Award Project Summaries

The following projects are available for the URA Summer 2024 Program. Visit the URA website for further information and frequently asked questions. The NSERC USRA program provides additional awards above and beyond our university's allocation specifically for students who self-identify as Black or Indigenous. CIHR and SSHRC USRAs are available exclusively to Black students.


Students may apply to any of the projects outside of their Faculty, provided they hold the skills and qualifications identified in the project description. It is recommended that students apply to two projects.

Project Summaries by Faculty

Faculty of Business and IT
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Social Science and Humanities 

CIHR & SSHRC Projects for self-identified Black students:
For 2024, SSHRC projects are available within the Faculty of Health SciencesFaculty of Engineering and Applied ScienceFaculty of Social Science and Humanities and the Faculty of Health Sciences. CIHR projects are available within the Faculty of Health Sciences.

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