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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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Discover Engineering


Presented by The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and Women in Engineering at Ontario Tech University.

Join us for a fun weekend to learn more about the first-year engineering experience! This weekend-long, in-person event is open to all women grade 12 students who have received an offer of admissions from Ontario Tech University. This event will support the incoming class of women engineering students and connect them with like-minded women engineering undergraduate students. 

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a number of activities including a tour of campus, discussion with one of their future professors, hands-on workshops in engineering skills, and spending time with undergraduate students in their program. To help them fully experience student life at Ontario Tech, participants will be given a room in residence to stay in on Saturday night. Meals will be provided.

Students who are unable to attend in person can still participate in some of the activities, indicated below, by joining us on Google Meets. 

First-year is a very important year with a lot of change, and we hope this event helps prepare participants for university and engineering at Ontario Tech University. We also hope to introduce participants to the supports they will have available at university.

Session Details

Date Saturday May 6, 2023 - Sunday May 7, 2023

Drop Off: 10:00 AM May 6, 2023

Pick Up: 12:00 PM May 7, 2023

Location Ontario Tech University, North Campus
Registration Open to all female grade 12 students who have received an offer of admission to an engineering program at Ontario Tech University. Eligible individuals will be contacted by email with a registration link.

Please note: Schedule & events may change. Parents/Guardians will be notified if changes affect drop-off or pick-up times.

Any questions please contact Madeline Sialtsis, Engineering Outreach Coordinator at
  • Day 1 Schedule - May 6, 2023

    Day 1 Schedule - May 6, 2023

    Time Activity
    10:00 AM Arrive to Residence: Check In
    10:45 AM Ice Breakers
    11:00 AM Chat with a Professor
    12:00 PM Lunch + Guest Speaker
    1:00 PM Campus Tour
    2:00 PM Engineering Student Experience
    3:00 PM 3D Modeling (CAD) Workshop
    5:30 PM Dinner
    7:30 PM Movies and Board Games
  • Day 2 Schedule - May 7, 2023

    Day 2 Schedule - May 7, 2023

    Time Activity
    8:00 AM Breakfast
    9:30 AM 3D Printing Workshop
    10:30 AM Campus Scavenger Hunt
    11:30 AM Wrap Up
    12:00 PM Pick Up
We are pleased to offer our Discover Engineering event at no cost to families with the generous support of Actua and Hydro One.
Hydro One sponsor