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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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Equity admissions

Ontario Tech University is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility within the learning environment where all students feel valued, respected and supported. The university embraces diversity and gender expression by creating positive spaces. We encourage and welcome applicants from communities that experience marginalization and systemic discrimination.

The purpose of the equity application is to provide an equitable admissions process for all applicants. This admissions process will consider various factors that may have impacted a student’s opportunities and ability to succeed. These factors include discrimination or marginalization as a result of socioeconomic status, immigration status, age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability and country of origin.

If you don't meet the competitive grade point average (GPA) for the program you're interested in studying—but meet our required minimum 70 per cent GPA—you'll be considered for admission based on your:

  • Student history
  • Work experience
  • Educational goals
  • Community involvement
  • Other applicable achievements

We acknowledge that equity is a concept that governs all people and a declaration of membership in a certain group will not be the sole determinant of admissibility. The information contained in the consideration form will be measured alongside other factors, including possession of program prerequisites and achievement of the university's minimum grade point average.

If you would like to be considered under the Equity Admissions Policy, please complete the Equity Admissions Consideration form.

The deadline to submit the application is:

  • Monday, December 12, 2022
    • Consecutive Education (Bachelor of Education)

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2023
    • Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) - Medical Laboratory Science
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Computer Science
    • Nursing (Post-RPN)
  • Friday, March 31, 2023 
    • All other programs 

Please contact for more information.

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