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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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Online Creators: Digital Entrepreneurship, Work and Society Minor

What is Online Creators: Digital Entrepreneurship, Work and Society?

Across the global Internet, more than 300 million people are currently striving to do what they love and make a living. They are designing, producing, publishing and promoting digital media content to reach and resonate with an audience and have a social impact. From “getting entrepreneurial” by launching new online publications, podcasts and YouTube channels, to freelancing as a social media influencer for the world’s major brands to serving as a cultural producer for activist movements on Twitter, Instagram or Twitch, online creators are significant to society. Creators represent all those who “use digital technology to make and publish unique creative content, whether in the form of video, film, art, music, design, text, games, or any other media that audiences can access and respond to.” The minor in Online Creators: Digital Entrepreneurship, Work and Society explores how online creators are re-imagining markets, politics, technologies and cultures, developing new strategies and tactics for creating and communicating ideas about the world (and getting paid), and experiencing all kinds of opportunities and challenges related to the dynamics, problems and changes of modern society. The minor consists of 7 courses (21 credit hours) and is available to all students in any major program in any faculty at Ontario Tech University.* 

To earn this minor, complete: 

All of:

COMM 1420U – Living Digitally: Social Media, Culture & Society
SSCI 2101U – Making a Difference: An Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
COMM 4261U – Online Creator-Entrepreneurs: YouTubers, Influencers, and Streamers
COMM 3410U – Designing Hits: Storytelling in the Digital Age
COMM 3510U – Work in the Creative and Tech Industries
COMM 3720U - Knowing Your Audience: Audience Studies for Media Professionals and Creators


1 of:

COMM 1320U – Public Speaking and Multimedia Presentation for Web 3.0
COMM 2530U – Advertising as Social Communication
COMM 4510U – Public Relations: Social Power, Social Media, and Social Responsibility

*please note, the courses linked to this minor are subject to change in the future, and scheduling availability.