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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

Financial Aid

MASc and PhD students will have access to a variety of financial support mechanisms:

  • Ontario Tech scholarships/bursaries — Information on these is in development and will be posted on Ontario Tech’s website for Graduate Studies
  • External awards — These include NSERC postgraduate awards and Ontario Graduate Scholarships.
  • Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships*M.A.Sc. and PhD students may receive a Teaching Assistantship or Research Assistantship, normally offered at the time of admission as part of their guaranteed funding package.
  • Provincial loan programs — This includes the Ontario Student Assistance Program

Canadian students are strongly encouraged to apply to provincial and federal granting agencies for graduate scholarships. International students are encouraged to apply to granting agencies in their own countries.

*The terms and conditions of employment for TAs and RAs at Ontario Tech are governed by the collective agreement between Ontario Tech and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). For more information on the collective agreement, please visit the Ontario Tech website.