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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Ergonomic Resources

  • eOfficeErgo Module
    eOfficeErgo is an evidence-based online training program on the proper way to set up and work at office workstations in order to prevent musculoskeletal disorders and other injuries.  Free access is available from the Institute for Work & Health eOfficeErgo webpage.
  • Ergonomic Equipment

    Please reach out to Ontario Tech’s Environmental Health & Safety Officer if you have any questions about ergonomics and when considering what equipment to purchase for campus use. Many areas have unique requirements for chairs, keyboard trays, monitor arms, etc.

    For specialized areas including labs, each task/job may require different workspace dimensions and the Environmental Health and Safety Officer is available for consultation.

    To arrange for a consultation with the Environmental Health and Safety Officer, please email
  • Home Ergonomics 101

    This video will overview common ergonomic challenges we experience in our home setting and make suggestions to improve home office configurations.  Exercises will be suggested that can be used to combat some of the most common injuries associated with desk work.

  • Quick links
  • Relax your eyes

    Indulge in a quick break, rest your eyes and avoid eyestrain. 

    Check out this YouTube Video on how to master the 20-20-20 technique in reducing the effects of eyestrain while using electronic devices.  Make the 20-20-20 technique part of your daily routine! 

    WATCH 20-20-20 Video

  • Take a body break

    Are you feeling like a desk jockey? Tired or tense muscles? Experiencing eyestrain?

    Sitting at a desk for extended time periods can have an adverse impact on your health. Are you interested in taking breaks and reducing the risk of such things as repetitive strain injuries and low back pain?

    Here are some tips for your physical, emotional and mental well-being:

    Take a walk

    Even a 10-minute walk can help you to feel re-energized! Send a friend an invite, check out your neighbourhood or explore the beautiful surroundings at Ontario Tech University!

    Stretch/Move More

    • Utilize LIFT, a fitness platform, which provides various Stretching and Mobilization on-demand video options within their Workout Lists. Access is free to all Ontario Tech employees, courtesy of the University’s Employee Assistance (EAP) providers. 
    • Access our Wellness at Work, Wellness Resources page under the 'Physical' section to view content in relation to taking care of your Physical well-being. 
    • Workout at your Desk! Watch this YouTube video to guide you through a 5-minute Yoga exercise:
    • Make space for calm! Watch this YouTube video to guide you through a 3 minute stretch break!:
    • Try 6 chair exercises that can be done at your desk! Read here for tips that will support your physical well being and help to prevent strain and discomfort!
    • Refresh with this 8-minute guided Micro-Break (click on the 'Straight to the Goods' video to view).

    Grab a nutritious snack

    Take the time to fuel your body with a nutritious snack. In doing so, take a moment to relax your mind and listen to calming music before returning to your workstation.

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