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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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"When my university adventure started, I was amazed by how welcomed I was by my classmates and professors. Wherever I went, whatever I needed, there was always someone there to guide me throughout the process. Thanks to my professors, not only did I learn theories of communication, but I was also taught how to apply them when using popular social mediums of today."

- Sarah Alghoul

"Being a mature student, I found this program helped get me up to speed with being in an educational setting again. Any college student thinking of expanding their education should consider attending Ontario Tech University. The professors are great and knowledgeable. They are also very approachable…You don't have the feeling of just being another student or another number."

- Justin Christie

"I wanted to better understand the apps I was using and our communication environment, and this program was the perfect way to do that—whether it was about advertisements, social networking sites, news or influencers, I was learning about the digital media world."

-Rilita Theodora

Communication and Digital Media Studies (CDMS) is a cutting-edge program designed to provide you with a strong foundation in scholarly, civic and professional knowledge and skills pertaining to the roles, practices and impacts of communication and digital media in society. You will learn about the fast-changing communication environment in which we live, explore the social and cultural impacts of many media technologies, and hone professionally relevant communication skills that link with countless careers in our 21st-century digital age.

Check out what CDMS students are saying about their program, here and here.

The Spark Business & Innovation Magazine says the CDMS program fosters "interdisciplinary understanding of digital media arts in society with courses guided by professors and creators that explore digital media’s interactions with industry and internet business models, politics, laws and creative policies, emerging technologies, changes in audience preferences, and a wide range of social, ethical and cultural topics." For the feature story, click here or here.


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