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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

Current students

MyCampus is now officially MyOntarioTech. 

With an improved user-friendly and mobile-friendly interface, you'll find all the tools you need at your fingertips and when you are on the go! Use your network ID and password (the credentials you use for Canvas and your student email account) to start exploring your new MyOntarioTech account.

 

Important dates and deadlines

Your academic year at Ontario Tech University follows a schedule of important dates. You are responsible for knowing and meeting all deadlines found in the academic schedule, including fee payment dates and course add/drop dates.

 Fall 2022 semester deadlines

Monday, September 19

  • Fall semester fees due.
  • End of regular registration period; last day to add courses for the fall semester.
  • Last day to drop courses and receive a 100 per cent refund of tuition and ancillary fees for the fall semester.

Monday, October 3

  • Last day to withdraw from fall 2022 semester courses without academic consequences (i.e., without receiving a grade). Courses dropped after this date will be recorded on the academic transcript with a grade of W to indicate withdrawal.
  • Last day to drop courses and receive a 50 per cent refund of tuition fees for the fall semester

Monday, December 5

  • Last day to withdraw from fall 2022 semester courses. Active fall semester courses will be graded by instructors.

 Course information

 Change to Financial Aid Officer appointment process

Need to speak with a Financial Aid Officer? Our appointment calendar is now released every Friday at 9 a.m. to book sessions for the following week. Call 905.721.3190 or visit us in-person at the Office of the Registrar to schedule an appointment.

 Use QLess to join our virtual line

Need to visit the Office of the Registrar for help? Use QLess to join our virtual line and wait where you want!

Ways to join the line:

  • Text ONTARIOTECH to 289.207.6526.
  • Visit the Ontario Tech mobile app and select the QLess card on the homepage.
  • Check-in on-site at the Office of the Registrar.

Note: Please arrive on campus no later than 30 minutes prior to closing hours, regardless of your estimated QLess wait time. If the Office of the Registrar closes at 4 p.m., you should be on campus no later than 3:30 p.m.

 Printing on campus

Update your student record and emergency contact information

  • Your student record is the official record of your course selections, grades, and degree progression. Please ensure that your personal information, such as your mailing address, preferred email and telephone number are always up-to-date.
  • Your safety is important to us. In the event of an emergency, we need to be able to reach someone on your behalf.  
  • To update your personal information and emergency contact(s), follow these steps:
    • Under personal information, select update my personal information.
    • Log in with your network ID and password.
    • Confirm your information and update your emergency contact(s).
    •  Please note: official university communications will be directed to your student email address.

Default network password

Your default network password is your birth date in MMDDYY format. You must change it before you can access your student email (.net) account, Canvas and Wi-fi on campus. 

Name/gender change

If you're seeking to update your legal name, preferred first name or gender, please  complete the name/gender change form. The length of time to complete these requests is normally three working days. During peak times, processing times may be longer.

 General announcements 

  • Our Health Promotions team has launched their new website! Visit the site to meet your Peer Wellness Educators, review the seven dimensions of wellness, see upcoming events and workshops, and check out their new recipe book. 
  • If you're an undergraduate student with a 3.3 GPA or higher, don't miss the opportunity to apply for a paid Peer Tutor or PASS Leader position with the Student Learning Centre! Learn more and apply on the student jobs web page

 Emergency and maintenance 

  • There are no emergency or maintenance messages at this time. 

 Academic support

  • Mondays and Wednesdays, our Stride Study Support Groups offer you a community to keep you accountable, and for sharing study and learning tips to help you succeed academically. 

 Career readiness

  • The Employment Readiness Program is a series of workshops designed to teach practical job-readiness skills and skills for navigating the workplace with success. Attending the workshops gives you access to additional one-on-one support with a Peer Coach, who can help address career-related concerns. Learn more and register for the fall workshop series

  • The Career Centre has services available to support you in various ways. Book an appointment on the Student Life Portal for any of our one-on-one supports including career counselling and employment advising.
  • The Career Centre has entered into a partnership with Devant to provide career support for our international students. Join us Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time throughout the year for live virtual career support at no additional cost. Learn more and register on the employer networking opportunities web page

  • Career Centre workshops are offered regularly and are important for any stage of your student experience. Learn practical skills in interviewing, collaborative leadership, presentation skills and more, and receive support planning to help you prepare for your future career. 

  • First-year students: To engage and support you in your career aspirations early on in your university journey, the Career Centre has created an asynchronous Career Development Learning Module in the Student Life section of Canvas.
    • The module will help navigate existing resources and support services offered by the Career Centre, create an understanding around the importance of keeping up with labour market information, and assist with learning effective strategies to start building your skills and abilities for career planning, and job preparation!

 Community 

  • Conversation Café provides an opportunity for you to practice English speaking and listening skills, as well as learn about different cultures. The group meets every Thursday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Register on the Student Life Portal

  • Equity Discussion Groups and Student-Centred Spaces are safe areas to learn about topics, and discuss your shared experiences in open or closed discussion groups. 
  • RISE workshops provide practical training on equity concepts and what you can do as an individual to foster a safer, and more inclusive community. The program has recently been revamped and will run in three different streams of workshops. 

  • We encourage everyone in the university community to get involved in Sexual Violence and Education's programming, which aims to help eliminate all types of violence at Ontario Tech. Check out the schedule of events and resources

  • Pride Space will take place bi-weekly on Fridays at 5 p.m. from September 23 to December 2. It's a space for all 2SLGBTQ+ students and allies to come together, and create a space of belonging within the university community. Let us know if you're interested or stop by anytime!
  • The Racialized Women Student-Centred Space will take place every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. from October 18 to November 8. Carea Community Health Centre will be on campus to run the program, to create a safe space to empower one another and discuss topics that may be taboo due to cultural barriers. Learn more and register
  • Bannock and Books is an Indigenous book club series, designed to bring hearts and minds together as we explore various topics pertaining to Indigenous culture, ways of knowing, and experiences.

 Health and wellness

  • safeTALK training
    • The university has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association to offer the opportunity to be certified in the safeTALK suicide alertness programParticipants will learn the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe. Learn more and register.
  • #ConsentMatters: The Understanding Consent in Law and Culture webinar is on Thursday, October 6. Learn more and register
  • Wellness Walks
    • Get moving, get grounded and get lifted! Wellness Walks is a free and fun opportunity that promotes physical and mental health by getting mindful walking breaks during the busy school, and workday. Learn more
  • Join Siobhan O’Connor—Registered Yoga Therapist—to practice mindful movement as part of our fall Health Promotions programming! Please note: There is a maximum capacity of 10 spots per session. Learn more and register.
  • Recovery College
    • The university is continuing to partner with the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences this summer, to bring their Recovery College model of student-driven mental health support to Ontario Tech students. Recovery College courses provide education about mental illnesses, treatment options, wellness and ultimately discovering or rediscovering passions, hope and meaning.
  • We encourage everyone in the university community to get involved in Sexual Violence and Education's programming, which aims to help eliminate all types of violence at Ontario Tech. Check out the schedule of events and resources
  • In response to student feedback provided to the Student Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Committee, Student Life has partnered with Durham College and the AIDS Committee of Durham to deliver workshops to provide education and destigmatization around topics of sex, and sexuality. Part of building a culture of consent and respect on campus is providing space for conversations like these. Learn more about the #Let'sTalkSex workshops
  • Student Mental Health Services offers a range of support groups to support your mental health and wellness. 
    • This fall, join us for a variety of options including, Recovery College, Wellness through Words Book Club, a five-week course on supporting yourself and others, a seven-week stress management course, and a six-week course on working toward wellness. Learn more and register

 In-course scholarships 

In-course scholarships are awarded if you achieve a minimum 3.7 GPA (on a 4.3 scale) during your previous academic year. You must be returning to a full-time study.
  • $1,500 - 4.0+ GPA
  • $1,000 - 3.7 to 3.99 GPA
To learn more, visit the one-stop-shop.

 Donor awards 

There are a number of donor awards available to you. These awards are a valuable and lasting resource for many of our current students. Once you complete a General Bursary and Donor Award application, you'll be considered for funding. To apply, follow these steps:
  • Under Student Awards and Financial Aid, select apply for student aid/university works. 
  • Enter your network ID and password. 
  • Enter the applicable term and year, select continue.
  • Select the General Bursary application from the drop-down menu, select continue.

 Student direct deposit 

We've implemented a student direct deposit option. If you're not an employee of the university, you can add, change or delete your banking information in your MyOntarioTech account. To do so, navigate to personal information, then select direct deposit information.

 Ontario Tech Student Communication Survey

  • You’re invited to complete the voluntary Ontario Tech Student Communication Survey. The survey will only take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The answers collected will be used to ensure future communication planning at the university is meeting the needs of our students—clear, concise, timely, informative and via the channels you engage with most. 
    •  If you’d like to be entered into a draw for a chance to win 1 of 5 $50 Amazon eGift cards, please provide your contact information; otherwise, if you’d like to remain anonymous in the survey, you don’t need to provide your contact information.
    • For more information and full details on the survey, check your student ontariotechu.net email inbox.

 Student Mental Health Survey

  • Queen's University is looking for post-secondary students in Ontario to participate in a survey regarding common mental health challenges and needs. Participants will have the chance at winning 1 of 20 Amazon gift cards