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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

Academic Life

Semesters

The academic year is divided into three sections called semesters: 

  • Fall semester – September to December.
  • Winter semester – January to April.
  • Summer semester – May to August. The summer semester may be broken into two seven-week sessions (May/June and July/August) or one 14-week session, depending on the courses you wish to take. 
Services and resources

International students may find the following services and resources particularly helpful:

  • Academic Advisors - Academic advisors strive to assist students to make choices that will lead to their academic success. Your advisor can support you from start to finish, from selecting a program to planning for the future. Academic advisors are faculty-specific. Learn more about your academic advisor:
  • Student Learning Centre (SLC) - SLC helps students improve their skills in math, writing, studying and other subject areas. Our academic subject specialists, trained peer tutors and online resources are available to help ensure your success. 
  • Learning Commons - Our university's state-of-the-art Learning Commons, at the north Oshawa location, houses computers for student use. Other amenities include dedicated tutoring rooms, digital signage, laptop stations, wired and wireless access points and printers. The Information Technology (IT) Service Desk can help you with any IT-related issues. It is conveniently located at the north Oshawa location as well as downtown at the 61 Charles Street Building.
  • Library - Our university's libraries provide extensive print and digital information resources and services to assist you. Wireless connections, free inter-library loans, streaming media, specialized training sessions and one-on-one consultations are available at each library. Visit the Library website to learn more.
  • Academic Integrity - it is important that you understand and abide by academic conduct regulations. Go through the Academic Integrity website to learn what constitutes academic misconduct, how to avoid committing academic offences, and what to expect if you do commit an academic offence. 
  • Student Accessibility Services (SAS) - Learn about the accommodations, financial support, and events we offer to help build an accessible university and ensure all students have equal opportunities to succeed.

To learn about all the services available to our students, see the Campus services page of our website.