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Learn how we’re keeping our campus community safe, healthy and engaged during our gradual return to campus.
Note: The university’s mandatory vaccine directive is now in effect. Learn more about vaccine requirements.

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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Indigenous Youth Programs

Indigenous Youth STEM Club

indigenous_youth.jpegEngineering Outreach is proud to develop a program specifically for Indigenous Youth. It is clear there are additional barriers and struggles that youth of colour face as they move through their educational pathway; the program have been developed by Indigenous STEM Students and provides Indigenous youth with a community-oriented and accessible learning environment to explore different areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as well as coding, and engineering design. The curriculum for these programs is aligned to the Ontario Curriculum in the areas of science, technology and mathematics. We are pleased to offer the program at no cost to families with the generous support of Actua and the Government of Canada’s CanCode program.

Guided by Indigenous STEM students, the STEM Clubs are grounded in Indigenous land-based learning, demonstrating the intersections between Indigenous knowledge, STEM, and engineering design to Indigenous youth from Grades 1 to 8. We aim to renew students’ pride with their Indigenous identity and increase their confidence in the pursuit of STEM careers and education.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our programming for the 2021/2022 school year will be running virtually. 

The session details are:

 

Program

Dates

Time

STEM Club

Grade 1 to 4

Saturday, January 22 2022

Saturday, January 29 2022 

Saturday, February 05 2022 

Saturday, February 12 2022 

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

STEM Club

Grade 5 to 8

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Office Hour Sessions

To complement our STEM Clubs, we are happy to announce additional drop-in support sessions. Students will have the opportunity for extra one-on-one time with our instructors, and be able to seek mentorship guidance and ask questions about topics discussed in the previous sessions. In addition, we aim to provide a quiet, community-oriented space for students to work on their school assignments. Instructors will offer effective study strategies, productivity techniques, and other resources in order to help improve the quality of students’ learning.


February 02 2022 (Wednesday) | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

February 16 2022 (Wednesday) | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

**For any questions about this program, please email mickole.mulano@ontariotechu.ca

For CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION

We are pleased to offer our Indigenous Youth STEM Club at no cost to families with the generous support of Actua and the Government of Canada’s CanCode program.
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