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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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Live Learning

Engineering Outreach at Ontario Tech University will be hosting Live at Home Learning sessions for students through our c_wonder: At Home program to help students continue their learning at home! 

These are one-hour livestream sessions that are designed to introduce youth to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts including the engineering design process and principle of the scientific method. The curriculum for these programs is aligned to the Ontario Curriculum in the areas of Science, Technology and Mathematics.

  

Each season will explore a central field and how engineering can be applied to solve its diverse and real-world issues. STEM concepts will build upon one another and will be interconnected throughout. Sessions will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am - 10:00 am for Grade 1 to 8, and Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm for Grades 9 to 12. Participants are strongly recommended to attend all the live-stream sessions in each season. 

These livestream sessions will be recorded and will be publicly posted at a later date on our Engineering Outreach Youtube Channel for students to rewatch and review concepts at their own learning pace.

Engineering outreach Youtube

 

  • Elementary School Sessions

    REGISTRATION is closed, stay tuned for future updates!

     

     Session Information:

    Description Dates Time

    Season #1: Engineering and Sustainability

    Students will have the opportunity to explore what it means to be sustainable in the ever-changing and growing world. They will be equipped with knowledge to design solutions that can efficiently harness and produce energy while ensuring it is affordable, clean, and sustainable. 


    Related Engineering Disciplines: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering

    Tuesday, July 27th

    Thursday, July 29th

    Tuesday, August 3rd

    Thursday, August 5th

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    Season #2: Engineering and Sports

    From gymnastics to track and field, students will inspect the mechanical forces and body movements behind how sport athletes interact with their equipment and environment. Students will explore how engineering can be applied to push athletes to newer heights, incredible feats, and breaking world records. 


    Related Engineering Disciplines: Mechanical Engineering, Material Science Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

    Tuesday, August 10th

    Thursday, August 12th

    Tuesday, August 17th

    Thursday, August 19th

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    Season #3: Engineering and Entertainment

    Students will go behind-the-scenes and explore how different films and visual effects are created. From playing with light and making chemical reactions, students will understand what it takes to display what we see on the big screen.

    Related Engineering Disciplines: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering

    Tuesday, August 24th

    Thursday, August 26th

    Tuesday, August 31st

    Thursday, September 2nd

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

  • High School Sessions

    REGISTRATION IS closed, stay tuned for future updates!

     Session Information:

    Description Dates Time

    Season #1: Design for the Environment 

    Students will explore the complex nature of sustainability as it interconnects with society, the economy, and the environment. Students will apply the Engineering Design Process to propose sustainable solutions that recognizes and accounts for the value of resources on Earth with a finite amount of them 

    Related Engineering Disciplines: Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Computer Engineering, Material Science Engineering

    Wednesday, July 28th

    Friday, July 30th

    Wednesday, August 4th

    Friday, August 6th

    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Season #2: Introduction to Data Analysis and Experimental Design

    Students will be presented with a gentle introduction to the theory in design of experiments and how to analyze and visualize large quantities of experimental data. Students will be exposed to how these principles are applied in all areas of today’s industrial and business environment. Some prior programming experience is encouraged but not required.

    Related Engineering Disciplines: Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering

    Wednesday, August 11th

    Friday, August 13th

    Wednesday, August 18th

    Friday, August 20th

    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Season #3: User-Centred Interface Design

    Students will learn the fundamentals of User Interface and User Experience (UX/UI) design. By the end of the sessions, students will gain an appreciation of the design principles applied to create effective UI design in order to enhance positive experiences for users and diminish negative interactions when using products.  

    Related Engineering Disciplines: Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering

    Wednesday, August 25th

    Friday, August 27th

    Wednesday, September 1st

    Friday, September 3rd

    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

     

We are pleased to offer our Live Learning Sessions at no cost to families with the generous support of Actua and the Government of Canada’s CanCode program.

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