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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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Latest Updates

 

Update 2: April 28th

 

All Ontario Tech Engineering Outreach programs have been postponed or moved to online delivery until the end of May 2020. At Engineering Outreach, our primary goal is to create safe learning environments for students to explore STEM.  Over the next few weeks, we will be working to bring these learning environments to online platforms.  Please stay tuned for updates!


Online Engagement

Ontario Tech Engineering Outreach is committed to creating fun and engaging educational learning environments for youth.  Currently, we are offering the following online programs and resources:

c_wonder: At Home | Live Learning Sessions

Engineering Outreach at Ontario Tech University YouTube Channel

Over the next few weeks, we will continue to transition our programs to online platforms where possible.  For elementary students, this will include after-school clubs and the just for girls program.  For high school students, this will be our Grade 9 Pitch Black and Grade 11 Powering Up programs. 


Teacher Professional Development

We have been hard at work developing a new way to collaborate with teachers using online meeting tools.  Currently, we are offering the following online programs and resources:

Live Learning for your Virtual Classroom
Meet an Engineer

For those teachers who have already been working with us through our Engineering Outreach Specialist program, please reach out to us -- we miss you!  If you’re new to our programs, we’d love to hear from you.  An updated schedule of our teacher professional development workshops will be ready in the next few weeks.    

 
Summer 2020 Programming:
c_wonder: Community and c_wonder: Academy

For elementary students hoping to join us at our c_wonder: Community program this summer, we are in the process of transitioning our July programming to be offered online.  We are still evaluating whether we will be able to offer our in-person programming in August.  If we are able to proceed, we will be sharing the details through our Engineering Outreach mailing list (sign up here) and through our Facebook and Instagram pages.  

We’re very excited to be expanding our c_wonder: Academy high school program this Summer!  We are in the process of transitioning our July programming to be offered online and are still evaluating whether we will be able to offer our in-person programming in August.  If we are able to proceed, we will be sharing the details through our Engineering Outreach mailing list (sign up by emailing us here) and through our Facebook and Instagram pages.  

 
Additional Information

We will continue to update this page as new guidelines are released.  More information about Ontario Tech University’s COVID-19 response can be found here.

 

Update 1: March 13th

Please be advised that effective immediately Ontario Tech University Engineering Outreach will be suspending the delivery of all outreach programming on the Ontario Tech University campus, at public elementary and secondary schools, community centres and public libraries through Sunday, April 19, 2020, in an effort to help slow down the community spread of the COVID-19 virus.  

The well-being of the youth, teachers, and families that we work with is our top priority and we hope to be able to resume our Engineering Outreach programs in the near future.  We will continue to monitor the situation and follow guidance from Ontario Tech University and provincial public health. While we hope that we will be able to resume our programming after Sunday, April 19, we are uncertain what the upcoming weeks will bring. 

For information about a specific event, please email us at engineeringoutreach@ontariotechu.ca.