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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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Philanthropy at Ontario Tech University supports ‘technology with a conscience’

Edward and Christina Sorbara smiling at the camera with Ontario Tech logo on left side.

By inspiring and educating the community to integrate the social and ethical implications of technology, Oshawa-based Ontario Tech University is building momentum towards a future that elevates humanity and prioritizes a healthier planet. Philanthropy plays a crucial role in helping the university achieve its ‘tech with a conscience’ vision.

The Sorbara Group of Companies
A capital gift of $1 million from the Sorbara family is helping Ontario Tech continue to build and outfit high-tech facilities for its students. In addition, 80 Ontario Tech students have received a tremendous source of motivation through the Edward Sorbara Entrance Scholarships, made possible by an investment in student success. Learn more.

RBC Foundation
Through a $750,000 gift, the RBC Foundation is supporting Ontario Tech to establish the Student Enrichment Program, enabling Engineering students to make an impact in the field of renewable energy. This program will help fulfil the demand for specific ‘green skills’ as Canada’s economy continues to transition towards a net-zero future. Learn more.

Ed and Sylvia Vanhaverbeke
Ed and Sylvia Vanhaverbeke recently celebrated $1 million in cumulative giving to Ontario Tech. They have demonstrated their enduring support of the university through major contributions to campus infrastructure, experiential learning and direct student support, including the Vanhaverbeke Entrance Scholarship. Learn more.