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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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About

At the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH), we believe an interdisciplinary approach to community outreach, research and teaching are essential to develop the leaders of tomorrow. Our diverse and interdisciplinary group of scholars provide you with the tools necessary to excel in local and global communities.

What we offer

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Digital Media Studies, Criminology and Justice, Forensic Psychology, Legal Studies, and Political Science.
  • Graduate studies in Criminology and Forensic Psychology.

Commitment to social justice

Our faculty and staff members hold true to our dedication to social justice by placing value on collective responsibility and shared governance. We see this commitment shine through in our faculty members' research, which focuses on topics such as:

  • cyberbullying
  • hate crime
  • immigration policy
  • Indigenous law and rights
  • mental health advocacy
  • violence against women
  • wrongful conviction
  • youth crime

Technology-Enriched Learning Environment (TELE)

One of the greatest advantages of our university's approach is that all students have equal access to the same technology resources and services. Whether you are inside or outside of the classroom, state-of-the-art academic software allows you to download class notes, work on your own or with others and enjoy seamless access to online resources.

Students are exposed to course-specific software, which is a great benefit in today's competitive job market.

All students are part of BYOD TELE and will receive class software through the university’s software portal and software support (located in the Library). Additional services include: rental laptops, general use workstations (GUWs), onsite laptop repairs, laptop standards, and suggested devices to aid in acquiring the right laptop. To review details visit Social Science and Humanities BYOD TELE