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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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 Welcome to our Events Page!           

With so many face to face events being limited in 2020 it's nice to know you can take part in an event from the comfort of your home.  This page will be updated as new events become available.

Please join us!

  • Nov 4, 2020: Take Your Kid to Work Day

    On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, Canada’s longest-running, highest-profile career exploration event, Take Our Kids to Virtual Work Day, will offer students more options than ever before!

    • New, dynamic and engaging experiences delivered virtually

     When: November 4

    Time: 9am-12pm

    Location Google Meet 

    The schedule for the morning is found below and you’ll notice it features a wonderful lineup of speakers and some very interesting activities.

     

    WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

    List of materials participants should have handy:

    • A piece of blank paper
    • A book (could be a notebook)
    • A pen or other writing utensil
    • A cookie or cracker
    • Plastic water bottle ¼ filled with water
    • A pair of socks

     

     

     

    Schedule:

     

    9:00am – 9:05am:       Login  

     

    9:05am – 9:20am:       Welcome                                                         Jamie Bruno, AVP HR

     

    9:20am – 9:40am:       Career Discussion                                          James Robb, Assistant Teaching Professor

     

    9:40am – 10am:          Career Choices at Ontario Tech University    Jennifer Topping, OD Consultant

     

    10am – 10:20am:         Icebreaker / Quiz Show                                  Jennifer Topping, OD Consultant

     

    10:20am – 10:40am:    Career Discussion                                          Brad MacIssac, AVP Planning & Analysis

     

    10:40am – 11am:         Career Discussion                                          Scott Barker, Director of Athletics

     

    11am – 11:20am:        Career Discussion                                           Rupinder Brar, Associate Teaching Professor

     

    11:20am – 11:40am:   Career Discussion                                           Melanie Hewitt, Manager, Assessment &

        Communications

     

    11:40am – 12pm:        Goose Chase                                                   Scott Dempsey, Manager, Student Engagement

                                                                                                                    Nikki Tomasi-Gunter, Equity Mentorship Coord.

     

    12:00                           Close                                                                 Jennifer Topping, OD Consultant

     

    Afternoon with your parent/sponsor

    register here

  • Dec, 2020: Holiday Celebrations

    With the holiday season approaching, plans for holiday gatherings are likely to be in full swing. We know that our employees have been wildly successful in working remotely and we expect that this holiday season will bring some creative, collaborative, and innovative virtual celebrations.  

    Here's some ideas to kick things off:

    1. Team celebration with a contest for:
      • ugliest sweater
      • most complicated snowflake design
      • best DIY holiday decoration
    2. Sing-a-long
      • complete with video recording
    3. Stream a holiday movie
    4. Toast the team. Keep it simple and raise a glass or a mug to highlight the bright spots or wins during the past year
    5. Play holiday trivia
    6. Virtual Secret Santa.
      • Pick names using a gift exchange generator, then send presents, and wait to open gifts together at the online party.
    7. Gingerbread Wars.  Make it worthy of Shrek!
    8. Virtual Holiday Bingo
    9. Holiday costume contest.  Come as the Grinch, Santa, Reindeer, Elf, Snowman, etc.

    Here’s what your colleagues might be doing:

    1. Games!  - one person (the host) owns a copy of the game and streams via Google Meet, Discord, etc. sharing their screen for most games.  Other guests are on the call with mic/webcam to interact and can join in on the game via web/mobile app (typically free to download and play in browser)
      1. Among Us
      2. Jackbox Party Pack
      3. Use Your Words
      4. Drawful
    2. Campus Holiday Food Drive - Campus Food Drive 
      • help qualifying students who're living away from home and experiencing food insecurity
    3. If you’ve traditionally donated to the Campus Holiday Food Drive or the university’s Giving Tuesday campaign, consider supporting our students by donating to Ontario Tech’s Student Relief Fund and sharing the campaign with your team, family and friends.

     

    Send your ideas to jennifer.topping@ontariotechu.ca and they'll be added to this list of virtual team holiday activities.

    Click Here to submit your party photos for our gallery wall!