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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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Indigenous Youth Conference

 Indigenous Youth Conference


Learn more about the multiple opportunities that await Indigenous youth in post-secondary education.


Traditional Knowledge & STEM: The Future for Indigenous Youth Conference

Guided by Indigenous STEM students, elders, knowledge keepers, and other community members, inSTEMs conference is grounded in land-based learning, demonstrating the intersections between Indigenous knowledge, STEM, and engineering design to Indigenous youth from Grades 9 to 12.

Students will engage in workshops designed by community members as well as gain an opportunity to interact with Indigenous undergraduate STEM students with participants getting a glimpse of the STEM student experience. In addition to current Indigenous undergraduates, participants will also get to talk to Indigenous peoples who are currently working in the industry to discuss potential careers in STEM.

Session Details

Cost Per Participant: FREE
Location: Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa Campus
Program Date Time (EST)

Indigenous Youth Conference

Grade 9-12


Saturday, April 6th, 2024


10:00 AM - 4:30 PM


If you have any questions about the program, please email Coordinator Hunter Johnson at
We are pleased to offer the Indigenous Youth Conference at no cost to families with the generous support of Actua and NSERC.

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



We acknowledge the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Nous remercions le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG) de son soutien.