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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

FSSH Connection Café

Join us every Thursday at 2 p.m. via Google Meet

Take part in our diverse weekly programming to get engaged, stay informed, and explore what FSSH and Ontario Tech have to offer. This is a great chance to connect with friends, peers, faculty and staff to share, discuss and learn.

We are working on finalizing our Connection Café programming for Fall 2021. Stay tuned for more details and updates. 
Date Program Description
Thursday, September 9 Welcome to the Faculty

Meet the Dean, Undergraduate Program Directors and Academic Advisors.

Thursday, September 16 Strategies for Success

Do you ever feel like your study habits simply aren’t cutting it? Do you wonder what you could be doing to perform better in class and on exams? In this workshop, students will learn about how much to study, when to study, and how best to study in university. Students will also gain valuable knowledge about the best study strategies founded in scientific research.

Offered by the Student Learning Centre.

Thursday, September 23 Writing Services at the Student Learning Centre

Tessa Troughton, Writing and Study Skills Specialist with the Student Learning Centre, will speak about how to get writing and study skills support. Tessa will be joined by Peer Tutors, who can explain how to book tutoring for your courses.

Offered by the Student Learning Centre.

Thursday, September 30 How To Find Your Way Around the Library

Meet your Librarian and learn about the Ontario Tech Libraries. Find out about the Social Science and Humanities and Education Library in Downtown Oshawa, and learn how to access library materials in person and online. Become familiar with library services, including research support services and accessing online library materials.

Offered by Library Services.

Thursday, October 7 Get Involved! Learn about Faculty clubs and societies. Representatives from the Student Union, Ontario Tech Humanities Society and the Student Law Association will be on hand to tell you what they are all about and answer any questions.   
Thursday, October 14

Study Break

You can still connect with Academic Advising this week for drop-in hours or appointments

Thursday, October 21 Indigenous Women's History: How Yesterday Shapes Today

Join Jill Thompson (Indigenous Education and Cultural Services), Rachel Ariss (Legal Studies), and Alyson King (Political Science) in a presentation and discussion of Indigenous women in historical and contemporary contexts.

Thursday, October 28 Mid-term Check-in with Academic Advising

Join us for a temperature check on how your semester is going! Assess your progress, consider your challenges and think about your motivation! What does success mean to you and are you meeting those goals? Thinking about dropping a course? Considering a different program? These are things many students are wondering about and your academic advisors will be happy to discuss!

Thursday, November 4 Exam Preparation Strategies

Exams are coming up soon and, for many students, this can be a time that is filled with stress and anxiety. However, with the knowledge of a few evidence-based study strategies and stress management techniques, students can minimize stress, study effectively, and feel more confident in their abilities. In this workshop, students will learn organizational strategies and tips for managing their exams.

Offered by the Student Learning Centre.
Thursday, November 11 Managing Stress and Wellness

Is it time to break up with stress? Please join us to learn about various strategies to reduce stress and maintain wellness. You will also hear about university services available to students to help manage stress. This workshop is facilitated by mental health services staff and mental health peer mentors.

Thursday, November 18 Practicum and Internships Practicum and Internships are great launching pads for any career journey. Join our Experiential Learning Office as they discuss each option and the benefits of gaining real-world experience. Hear success stories and from a graduate on what they learned during their Practicum/Internship.
Thursday, November 25 Nutrition and Wellness


Thursday, December 2 Wrapping Up Your Semester

Meet with your Academic Advising team in a group setting to get all your questions answered as your complete your semester. We will focus on evaluating your term, course and grading concerns, TAKE 5, academic standing and much more.