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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

Current students

Visit the Academic Advising web page for additional information.

Contact your advising team:

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH)
Communication and Digital Media Studies program
Charles Hall
61 Charles Street, Rooms 330 A and B
905.721.8668 ext. 3838

Drop-in hours:

Visit Stay connected with Academic Advising for options.

The FSSH Experiential Learning office serves students from all BA programs, arranging placements and internships for students in a wide variety of workplace environments. The office, therefore, has the experience and an established network of contacts for catering to students enrolled in the Communication and Digital Media Studies program. For more information, please visit the Experiential Learning Office page

“Through the Practicum you develop this strong sense of accountability because you’re representing both yourself and the school. Often, you will take what you just learned in class that week, and apply it in your job. Every moment turns into a learning opportunity.”
- Subhanki Sivakumar

"My [Social Media intern] placement was with Oak Valley Health, more specifically the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (Eyrnd OHT)…My biggest projects were to build their Twitter account, from the bottom up, work on content calendars for Twitter and LinkedIn, as well as post on their behalf, monitor social media activity, and create a social media policy document. The skills I learned during my practicum were invaluable….I figured out how to adapt to the changing healthcare landscape in Ontario and create digital media content to engage with the general public. I am more confident in my communication abilities after participating in the practicum program"
- Olivia Wild

Previous placement organizations include:

Please explore the numerous bursaries and scholarships available to CDMS students.

Also, CDMS students are eligible for the special Global News Communication Bursary and Global News Communication Scholarship.


The CDMS program is partnered with communication and digital media studies programs around the world for international student exchange opportunities. Check out Ontario Tech University's International Office to learn more, and to see our current exchange partnerships.