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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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Electricity Workshops

Ontario Tech University Engineering Outreach, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and our partners, WE MADE IT and Hydro One, are pleased to offer a FREE workshop series for Grade 9 Science and Grade 11 Physics students.

Focused on power and energy, these 60 - 75 minute in-class workshops tie into the Ontario curriculum. Sessions will be delivered by Ontario Tech engineering undergraduate students, who will also give insight into what it's like being an engineering student.

Pitch Black - Grade 9 Science

Pitch Black is a FREE workshop for grade 9 science classes, taught by Ontario Tech engineering undergraduate students. The objective of this activity is to restore power to a breadboard community after a power outage. Using basic electrical components, students will work collaboratively to complete a circuit, restore power to the community, and turn on their lights. Through this experience, we hope students will be inspired to consider future education in engineering while learning about electrical circuits and electricity in a hands-on environment.

This activity aligns with the Grade 9 science curriculum.




Powering Up - Grade 11 Physics

Powering Up is a FREE workshop for grade 11 physics classes that teach renewable energy and circuits through hands-on learning. It is 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. Students will collaboratively design, build and troubleshoot a microgrid system for a city of the future using breadboard circuits. At the end of the Powering Up workshop, we hope students will have a better understanding of what it means to be an engineer and be inspired to pursue engineering in the future.

This activity aligns with the Grade 11 physics curriculum.



For other program offerings, please see our c_wonder: Academy High school Programs Page or email


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