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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

COVID-19 Response (Infectious Disease Program)

NOTE: If Durham Region is in the Grey stage - lockdown or a province-wide shutdown, please refer to the information found on the Return to Remote Activities Preparedness webpage. 

Ready For You

For more information on return to on-campus activities not found on the H&S website, please visit the main COVID-19 webpage: Ready For You.  Further, the Ontario Tech COVID-19 Safety Plan summarizes the actions taken by the University to mitigate and control the risk of COVID-19 spread within our campus community. 

Download the Ontario Tech COVID-19 Safety Plan

Infectious Disease Training: COVID-19 


COVID-19 Reporting


Guidance Documents 

  • Return To Campus Checklist For all areas returning to work on campus, Unit Leads (Managers, Directors, Principal Investigators, etc) are required to complete and keep on file the Return to Campus Checklist for their areas to demonstrate that strategies reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission have been discussed, reviewed, and implemented.  
  • Guidelines for Working on Campus During COVID-19. This document communicates the actions that should be taken by individuals on-campus to ensure the safety of our workplace and community.  Please note: masks and/or face coverings are required when in shared campus spaces inside campus buildings.

Specific Areas

Research Labs / Teaching Labs
  • Laboratory Space Planning and Distancing Guideline.  To limit the exposure and spread of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus, it is extremely important to practice physical distancing. Staff and Faculty in charge of lab spaces are encouraged to clarify the new norms and behavioral expectations by following these guidelines.