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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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Student clubs

Ontario Tech Faculty of Social Science and Humanities has a number of societies and associations for students. Check them out below and get involved!


Ontario Tech Humanities Society

The Ontario Tech Humanities Society (OTHS) is the official governing body for Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities (FSSH) students. The society promotes and organizes activities for FSSH students, including academic, athletic, recreational and social events. Through the society, they create advocacy initiatives to address student concerns or issues on campus in order to help advance the downtown experience for all FSSH students. 

Check out OTHS on LinkedIn and Instagram.



Ontario Tech Psychology Association

The Ontario Tech Psychology Association (OTPA), in collaboration with the Canadian Psychology Association (CPA), is a new club on campus looking to broaden the psychology community at Ontario Tech. We strive to provide ample opportunities for Ontario Tech University psychology students (both forensic and general) to get involved in not only the field of psychology but their school community. As a club, we hope to host a variety of psychology-related events, including grad school workshops, networking opportunities, mental health advocacy initiatives, and more! 

Check out OTPA on Instagram.



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The Student Law Association provides its members with the knowledge and opportunities to help them achieve their academic goals in the area of law, and create a social place where students can:

  • Develop an interest in law.
  • Nurture their existent interest in law.
  • Inspire enthusiasm for law in other students on campus through philanthropic work.