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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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INSPIRE ENG Conference



Presented by The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Ontario Tech University and Hydro One, the INSPIRE ENG All-girl Engineering Conference is a 1-day event open to girls in grades 9 & 10, intended to inspire the next generation of girls interested in STEM to become future engineers. Join us for a fun day and connect with like-minded peers during hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering, math, and physics.

Through a variety of speakers, students will discover the differences between engineering and science, and help discover the importance of Physics. 

Event Information:

February 20th, 2021, 10:00AM - 2:30PM
Open to girls in grade 9 & 10
This year the INSPIRE ENG Event will be held virtually. 
Attendees with receiving a special limited edition SWAG bag!

Registration is now closed. 

Attendees will learn about what high school course pathways they need in order to apply for STEM programs and specifically engineering, as well as gain insight into what it's like being a female in STEM. Our programming will explain the importance of physics and the different streams of engineering, and some of the career paths that are possible in each one. You will also be inspired by current female engineering professionals as they talk about their careers, how they got there, what it's like in the engineering workforce.

Engineering is a very diverse field with endless opportunities, and we hope this conference will help to inspire you to discover more about engineering!

 With special guest speaker Alyssa Carson!

At just 19 years old, Alyssa’s list of accomplishments include witnessing 3 Space Shuttle launches, attending Space Camp 7 times, Space Academy 3 times, Robotics Academy once, youngest to graduate Advanced Space Academy, and multiple Sally Ride Camps. In 2012 and 2013, she furthered her education at Space Camp Turkey and Space Camp Canada, becoming the first person to attend all three NASA Space Camps in the world. Alyssa is also the first to complete the NASA Passport program, visiting all 14 NASA Visitor’s Centers stretching across 9 states. In January 2013, NASA invited her to be on the MER 10 panel in Washington DC to discuss future missions to Mars live on NASA TV. She was later selected as one of seven ambassadors representing Mars One,  a mission to establish a human colony on Mars in 2030.  In October of 2016 Alyssa was the youngest to be accepted and graduate the Advanced Possum Academy, officially making her certified to go to space and an astronaut trainee.

More than anything, Alyssa is driven by an insatiable desire to live life to the fullest; to break through the ceiling of possibility and make a positive and lasting impact on the world.

This year we are pleased to offer our INSPIRE ENG Conference at no cost to families with the generous support of Hydro One.