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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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The university's benefits plan is designed to provide comprehensive coverage and a level of flexibility that recognizes staff members' unique needs. The benefits plan features medical, dental, disability and insurance coverage, along with a health spending account that gives staff the flexibility to pay for eligible health-care expenses effectively. For more information on the benefits plan, contact the Human Resources department.

Effective July 1, 2023, Sun Life’s emergency out-of-country and out-of-province travel assistance provider will change to Global Excel Management (GEM).


  • GEM will replace Allianz Global Assistance (Allianz).
  • Allianz will continue to manage claims incurred prior to July 1, 2023, for the remainder of 2023.
  • Plan members can download their new travel card on my Sun Life mobile app on or after July 1, 2023.
  • There will be no change to coverage and the emergency telephone numbers, 1-800-511-4610 (in Canada & US) and 1-519-514-0351 (from anywhere else) remain the same
  • As of July 1, 2023, when you log in to my Sun Life mobile app, you’ll receive a prompt to download their new travel card.
  • Information about the Emergency Travel Assistance benefit can be found within your employee group’s benefit booklet* below.
    *Booklets will be updated to reflect the change to GEM as soon as possible.