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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 Winter 2022. Stay tuned for more details and updates. 
Date Program Description
Thursday, January 20 Summer Job Ready: It is not too early to start planning!

Learn to understand the mindset and strategies needed for your career development and landing awesome jobs. In this session, you will learn more about what the Career Centre offers, job search techniques, crafting a winning resume, acing job interviews, virtual relationship-building skills, and other crucial tips for your job search and career.

Offered by Career Services.

Thursday, January 27 Ignite your motivation

In this workshop, you will learn how to motivate yourself in an online learning environment. You will learn strategies that increase motivation and focus, and how to create new habits. These strategies will not only help you find success in university, but in all areas of your life.

Offered by the Student Learning Centre.


Thursday, February 3 Black History Month: “I Can’t Breathe”: Real Change or Unfulfilled Promises?

On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd was murdered by police officer Derek Chauven in Minneapolis, Minnesota. So many of us experienced unbelievable sadness, disgust, and frustration at what occurred. Over time, we began to wonder whether George Floyd’s murder might be a catalyst for real change. Immediately after, promises were made by many people, groups, and institutions across Canada (including Ontario Tech University) to commit to combatting anti-Black racism and supporting Black inclusion. But now, as another year passes, do we feel as though any meaningful change has taken place? Were these just promises? Join us on February 3rd for an opportunity to discuss institutional racism and the promise of change in the aftermath of George Floyd.

Thursday, February 10 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, February 17 All About the Library: Services and Supports

Meet your librarian and learn about library services. What does the library look like when you visit in person? What kinds of online services does the library offer? Find out and learn much more about library locations and spaces, how to request library materials, and how to access research support services.

Offered by Library Services.

February 22-25

Study Break

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

Thursday, March 3 Academic Honesty in Essay Writing

Learn about citation, when to cite, paraphrasing, what constitutes plagarism, and more in this interactive session with Writing Specialist, Tessa Troughton, from the Student Learning Centre.

Thursday, March 10 Career Conversations

It’s never too early to start thinking about your career! Join the Experiential Learning Office to learn more about career options available to Social Science and Humanities students. Learn how to determine your career values, research occupations and how you can gain valuable experience as a student through Practicum, Internship and volunteerism.

Thursday, March 17 Managing Stress and Enhancing Wellbeing

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.

Offered by Student Mental Health Services

Thursday, March 24 Exam preparation strategies

In this workshop, students will learn organizational strategies and tips for managing online exams.

Offered by the Student Learning Centre.

Thursday, March 31 Allyship and Anti-Oppression

Ever wondered why we do a land acknowledgement or why people introduce themselves with their pronouns? What about how to avoid doing a microaggression or what to do when you realize you have caused harm? Explore these questions and more in our interactive Allyship and Anti-Oppression workshop. Anti-Oppression seeks to recognize the oppressions that exist in our society and attempts to mitigate its effects and eventually equalize the power imbalance in our communities. In this workshop you will learn some key strategies to practice anti-oppression and allyship in your everyday life.

Thursday, April 7 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!