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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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Professional development


Ontario Tech University is proud to offer professional development workshops to all employees.

By participating in the professional development opportunities that are available, you can enhance your professional skills, make new contacts through networking, connect with colleagues, stay up-to-date, gain new perspectives...and so much more!

We encourage you to explore the various courses we have to offer and discuss participation with your supervisor. Regardless of your personal or professional goals, we are confident that you will find a program that will provide you the tools you need to grow your career at the university.

'Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching' – Unknown

  • Sign up periods are in September and January
    • We will notify you in the Weekly Report when each signup period opens
  • Please provide 48 hours notice if you are not able to attend a session for which you have registered by emailing
    • There is an internal charge of $50 for all no shows
How to Register

Are you seeking to sharpen your skills, to deepen your knowledge, or to explore new career opportunities? Whatever your training objectives, HR's Learning Catalogues will help you meet your professional goals.

  • Select an area of interest and click through to the learning calendar
  • Select your topic of interest from the learning catalogue to learn more
  • Use the register button to complete the registration request form
  • You will receive a confirmation email that your request to register was received
  • You will receive acceptance into the session or a notification that the session is fully subscribed

The University will accommodate employees with disabilities when providing professional development opportunities.  For further support with accessibility needs and accommodation, please contact Health and Disability Management Specialist, Julie Day .