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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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Pi Day of Giving

Pi Day of Giving

Help us grow our circle. For us, Pi represents the endless possibilities for our students.

Hunter the Ridgeback mascot standing with a student and President Steven Murphy, celebrating Pi DayMarch 14, 2022, marked our fifth annual Pi Day of Giving: a community-wide online fundraising campaign to grow our circle of support for our students. We picked March 14 (3.14) for our university’s day of giving because it is Pi Day (Pi ≈ 3.14): a significant number for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). It also has an infinite number of digits and is used to calculate the size of a circle.

This year, Ontario Tech alumni, faculty, staff, students and members of our community came together for our students raising more than $156,000. Donors gave to scholarships, bursaries, athletics and in support of the Student Relief Fund, which provides assistance to students in many different ways.

Thank you to those who helped celebrate Pi Day of Giving by participating in our events. The following is a snapshot of our success:

  • More than 400 mini pies were given out at Shawenjigewining Hall at our north Oshawa location and 61 Charles Street at our downtown Oshawa location.
  • Fourteen Ontario Tech research experts shared their knowledge and passion during our Pi Day Speaker Series with viewers joining from more than 10 countries around the world. All sessions are available on the Pi Day Speakers Series website.
  • Online Auction hosted by Ridgebacks raised more than $3,700 for the Adopt-a-Ridgeback Fund.

If you missed the opportunity to make a donation during Pi Day of Giving, we invite you to make a contribution anytime during the year at

Thank you so much for helping us grow our circle. Mark your calendars for next year’s Pi Day of Giving – Wednesday, March 14, 2023!

Thank you to our 2022 Pi Day Sponsors

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