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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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Future students

The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities is home to graduate programs in both Criminology and Social Justice and Forensic Psychology. As students in our master's and doctoral programs, you will engage in innovative research and coursework alongside our expert faculty. 

Our graduate programs are housed in our university's downtown Oshawa location, which gives students access to cutting-edge classroom experiences and research facilities. You will also be nearby police departments, mental-health facilities, hospitals, addiction centres and a courthouse, giving you numerous opportunities to gain first-hand knowledge in your various fields of study. You will also be well-positioned to develop relationships with these institutions and organizations and gain practical skills that will help in your job search after graduation. 

Cutting-edge research

As a graduate student, you can take part in hands-on research with your professors and peers in fields such as cybercrime, hate crime, victimization, youth crime, children and the law, investigative interviewing and wrongful conviction.