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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

If a young woman told you she wanted to be a nuclear engineer, an astrophysicist or a network analyst what would you say to her?

Jill Morillo

Research tells us only 19 per cent of engineering graduates are women, and only 11 per cent are practicing engineers (catalyst.org).

Through a new program called Women for STEM, we are doing great things to encourage success for our women students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, with the ultimate goal of increasing gender parity in STEM careers.

The Women for STEM program is built on three pillars to engage and empower women:

  • Mentorship and networking opportunities.
  • Investing in scholarships and bursaries for women in STEM.
  • Celebrating and promoting the achievements of women students, alumni, faculty and staff throughout the university community and greater community. 

We all have a role to play in braving the future together.

Join us for our second annual Women for STEM (VIrtual) Summit on October 15.