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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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Ontario Tech Awards of Distinction


 Chancellor's Circle Award

Headshot of Chancellor Mitch FrazerThe Chancellor's Circle Award celebrates individuals who have made outstanding volunteer contributions to their community that enriched the lives of others through general gifts of time, talent and involvement with civic, charitable and/or social causes.

These contributions are also consistent with the University’s mission to foster an environment that provokes curiosity, creativity, ingenuity and failure while stimulating growth.


Mitch Frazer, Chancellor

 Presidential Award of Distinction

Headshot of President Steven MurphyThe Presidential Award of Distinction celebrates an individual whose actions and dedication have impacted the Ontario Tech University experience, either through outstanding personal service and/or commitment and contribution to the University community.

This award also honours those who have attained superior professional achievements that are inspiring to the Ontario Tech Community and consistent with its mission, vision and values.


Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor

  • Award Recipients
    Inaugural Awards of Distinction will be announced during the 2023-24 academic year.