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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Women for STEM Mentorship

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The Women for STEM program includes mentoring and networking opportunities to support our students throughout their time at Ontario Tech. 

Formal mentorship pairing with individual mentors takes place in the third year of the program. During the third-year of the Women for STEM program students are assigned to a mentor with whom they can connect throughout the academic year.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact and provide your area of interest and expertise.


Women for STEM Speaker Series Events

In addition to one-on-one mentoring, the Women for STEM program offers students the opportunity to attend mentorship events throughout the academic year.

Past Mentorship Events

Rise to the Top!
How to get Noticed by Potential Employers

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021 we hosted a virtual Women for STEM mentorship event featuring Francesca Ottoni, Regional Manager, Waterpower at Hatch; Laura Machan, Partner at LHH Knightsbridge; and Rachel Sumner, Executive Director, Ontario Tech Talent. The speakers facilitated breakout sessions to help students promote their skills and experience to potential employers. Topics covered included: Branding, Bragging and Talent. 

Students learned how to brand themselves by focusing on the skills they have and how these skills are critical in many situations. They also learned how to highlight (or brag about) their personal character and talents in a way that will make them stand-out to employers.  


Women for STEM Speaker Series with Lise Morton

On Monday, November 30, 2020 we welcomed Lise Morton, VP, Nuclear Waste Management at OPG to a virtual Women for STEM Speaker Series Event. Lise shared her inspiring career journey as well as some tips and insights for career success as a woman in STEM.

This event was the first of our Women for STEM speaker series events that are open to all students to learn from women in STEM fields and to help build a bigger network of support.