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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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Faculty Undergraduate Awards


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Supporting a student at an undergraduate level can have a life-changing impact.

Your gift ensures that students across the university have access to our world-class educational opportunities. Students are now faced with higher fees and living costs than ever before. We aim to secure as many scholarships and bursaries as possible to help alleviate the financial pressures preventing them from starting or finishing their degree.

Your investment in a faculty undergraduate award demonstrates your understanding of the need to build support for students now and in the future. Awards funded by donors, provide a powerful message to students about philanthropy, community and giving back.

Six bursaries, valued at $1,000 each, will be provided annually to full-time, undergraduate students enrolled in each of our faculties. Each award recognizes students based on academic standing, exceptional leadership through school and community involvement and financial need. The recipients will be selected by the Student Awards office of the university.

All donations to the Faculty Undergraduate Awards will be matched by the Ontario Tech University Board of Governors’ Matching Fund until the fund is fully subscribed. 

“As a Teaching Professor at Ontario Tech, I see first-hand the impact that the financial constraints place on our students”. Asifa shares stories of overtaxed students struggling with exhaustion due to attending school while taking on full-time or multiple part-time jobs to meet various financial obligations. “Each student’s capacity to learn strongly relies on a body and mind nourished by balanced nutrition and adequate sleep. I believe by supporting our undergraduate bursaries you help alleviate some of the financial pressure that a student is facing. This can make a difference for someone from struggling to excelling in their studies.”

A community of support can change a life.

Asifa Aamir
Associate Professor - Teaching, Faculty of Business & IT