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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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Orientation for employees and managers

Orientation is the formal process of familiarizing new employees with the organization, their job, and their work unit. Its purpose is to enable new employees from their first days at the university so that they become productive members of the organization right away. Ontario Tech has online sessions available for all employees.

New managers are encouraged to attend additional face-to-face orientation sessions to inform new managers in aspects of HR, LR, Risk and Finance and ensure their first experience is positive by providing an increased comfort level with specific topics. 

Orientation sessions are available for new and existing employees and managers at the university.


Information about Teaching Assistant/Sessional Instructor training is now available on the Teaching and Learning Orientation Site.