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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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This year’s Girls Week programs will focus on a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) cumulative, take-home project throughout the week. With an emphasis on the Engineering Design Process, students will learn a new topic every day of the week and how it relates to their project and the world around them.

Participants will learn from enthusiastic female engineering students and boost their problem-solving skills through fun, hands-on, discovery-based activities. At the end of the week, students will have the chance to apply all the knowledge they learned and put their projects to the test in a head-to-head competition with their peers!

We are very excited to bring this back in person this year! We will be hosting four full days of programming at Ontario Tech University! Hope to see you there!

Session Details

Cost per participant: FREE

Location: Ontario Tech University, Software Informatics Research Centre (SIRC)

Program Date Time (EST)

Girls Week 

Grade 7 - 8

July 29 - August 2, 2024 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Girls Week 

Grade 9 - 12

July 8 - 12, 2024


For other program offerings, please see our c_wonder: Community STEM Clubs page, or email
We are pleased to offer our Girls Week program at no cost to families with the generous support of Actua and HydroOne.

Actua provides training, resources and support to its national network of members located at universities and colleges across Canada in the delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education outreach programming. Each year, these members engage over 350,000 youth in 500 communities nationwide. Please visit Actua at