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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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Powering Up

Powering Up

FREE in-school workshop for Grade 11 Physics 

Powering Up is a FREE workshop that teaches renewable energy and circuits through hands-on learning. This brand new program is open to grade 11 physics classes, and will be taught by engineering students from Ontario Tech University.
The workshop combines the principles of electricity and physics with the topics of renewable energy and circuits. During one class period (60-75 minutes) students will design a microgrid for a future city using breadboard circuits and simulate the development of energy infrastructure. The activity aligns with the grade 11 physics curriculum and allows students to collaboratively build and troubleshoot a microgrid system. At the end of the Powering Up workshop, we hope students have a better awareness of what it means to be an engineer and may consider themselves for these roles in the future.

We do not currently have any Pitch Black workshops scheduled. Check back later for spring 2020 dates.


This program is sponsored by WE MADE IT
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