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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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Why us?

Liberal Studies is Ontario Tech University’s latest BA program. Based out of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, this new major presents a unique opportunity for students to explore and develop knowledge and skills across disciplines. You build your own degree. With the support of our top-notch Academic Advising team, you choose the courses that interest you across our offerings in Political Science, Legal Studies, Criminology, Communications and Digital Media Studies and Forensic Psychology. Because each of these areas of scholarship is also a practice-oriented domain, Ontario Tech Liberal Studies students will gain a sense of the various ways to apply their education upon graduation.

A few features help distinguish Liberal Studies at Ontario Tech from similar degrees at other institutions:

  • The flexible student-centred program combined with close contact with advising and the program director to promote student success.
  • The two compulsory Liberal Studies courses that focus specifically on reflexive and critical thinking (enabling students to understand the educational landscape and plot their own trajectories).
  • The scaffolded assignments and e-portfolio that enable students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge (to their professors, themselves and their future employers).