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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Experiential and work integrated learning (2019-2022)

Ontario Tech University has a long history of offering experiential and work-integrated learning to its students. These activities enrich student learning while preparing them for their future careers. For the organizations who hire them, it is a valuable and effective way to access the fresh thinking, skills and capabilities that students offer while also building a network of future employees.

Experiential learning includes:

  • Paid co-ops and internships (4-16 month)
  • Practicum and clinical placements
  • Capstone projects
  • Industry or community agency-sponsored research projects
  • Teaching and research assistantships
  • Entrepreneurship programs
  • International placements
  • Work-study opportunities

Between 2019-2022, over 8400 students participated in experiential learning opportunities with over 1000 organizations across a variety of dynamic sectors—healthcare, manufacturing, information technology, energy, education, professional and technical services and public administration.

Ontario Tech University—opening doors for students:

  •   Ontario Tech students secure jobs within two years of graduation
  •   Graduates share that the skills developed while at Ontario Tech were closely related to their employment
  •   As a result, Ontario Tech graduates report that their program of study was related to their employment

Academic programs with experiential learning opportunities:

All programs
  • Communication and Digital Media Studies
  • Criminology and Justice
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Legal Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology

Experiential learning opportunities

  • Paid co-ops and internships
  • Practicum 
  • Industry or community agency-sponsored research projects
  • Teaching and research assistantships
  • Entrepreneurship programs
  • International placements
  • Work-study opportunities
Students engaged in work integrated learning

Select partners

  • AIDS Committee of Durham Region
  • Back Door Mission
  • Bayfield Treatment Centres
  • Big Brother and Sisters of Clarington
  • Boys and Girls Club of Durham Region
  • Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention
  • Child Development Institute
  • Community Justice Alternatives of Durham Region
  • COPE Mental Health Services
  • Crown Attorney
  • Durham Regional Policy Service
  • Invest Durham/Regional Municipality of Durham
  • John Howard Society
  • Ministry of Infrastructure
  • Ontario Provincial Police
  • Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
  • Peterborough Police Service
  • Rebound Child & Youth Services
  • Toronto Hydro
  • Town of Whitby
  • York Regional Police 

Did you know?

  •  Experiential learning plays an essential role in mapping out your career pathways and/or graduate school opportunities.
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