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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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Women for STEM Fund

What is the Women for STEM Fund?

The Women for STEM Fund is an opportunity for women students to fulfill their potential in innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-based fields which currently have the lowest female enrollment at Ontario Tech. 

Over a 10-year period, Women for STEM will provide scholarships to 200 female students in STEM-based areas of study at Ontario Tech, making university education more accessible and allowing students to focus on their studies. Each student will receive a $5,000 named entrance scholarship and $2,000 named in-course scholarships for each of the following three years of their undergraduate degree. In September 2023, we will welcome our fifth cohort of 20 Women for STEM Scholarship recipients.

There are naming opportunities for the Women for STEM entrance and in-course scholarships. Gifts of any amount to the scholarship fund are greatly appreciated. Thanks to the Board of Governors Matching Fund your donation will be matched, until the fund is fully subscribed, doubling the impact of your gift!

Each cohort of Women for STEM award recipients will also be paired with a mentor in their third year. 

Double the impact of your gift. All individual/personal gifts will be matched by the Board of Governors' Matching Fund. Matching fund available until fully subscribed. All donations will receive a charitable tax receipt for original value of gift. Charitable Business Number #85924 8049 RR0001.

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Fundraising goals

  • $220,000 to provide 20 new entrance scholarships and 60 in-course awards for the 2023-2024 academic year.