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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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Looking for a flexible job on campus?

March 26, 2024

University Works Program 

Are you having trouble finding the right job to fit in with your school schedule? Well, don’t worry because Ontario Tech has a University Works Program! Don’t know what that is? Well, let me tell you. 

This program is designed to assist students in reaching their professional and personal objectives while also gaining knowledge and experience relevant to their chosen careers. There are numerous opportunities, including those for PASS leaders, study, lab assistants, administrative work, and much more. 

What can you get out of it?

Being a work-study student has been a fantastic experience for me. My current position is as an administrative assistant. I have learnt so much from this role. Some of them include learning how to write formal emails, mastering advanced Excel skills, organizing various data, cross-referencing techniques, occasionally updating records, organizing my tasks (as there may be many tasks I need to complete in a day), and discovering how to establish strong bonds with coworkers. As a work-study student, you have the opportunity to engage and build relationships with a variety of people who may be significant for your long-term career goals.

How does it work? 

A maximum of 35 hours may be worked each week during the summer. You can work a maximum of 12 hours per week during the fall/winter. It sounds lovely, doesn't it? It gives you so much time to focus on your studies and personal life while also having a great job. 

Why should you apply?

 In addition to having a very flexible schedule, the university offers a wide range of positions where you can obtain a ton of experience. Additionally, you develop a wide range of relationships with professors, employers, and graduate students. The amount of experience that you can get from working at Ontario Tech is abundant.

Who is eligible to apply? 

Domestic Students 

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident 
  • Full-time undergraduate enrollment during the current academic year. 
    •  Students must have a minimum course load of 40% to register with Student Accessibility Services. (2 courses per semester) 
  • Returning to school full-time in the fall semester 
  • Demonstrate financial need 
  • Have completed your most recent full-time semester of study with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. 

International Students 

  • Acquire a Social Insurance Number. For more information on how to apply, speak with your international student advisor. 
  • Full-time undergraduate enrollment during the current academic year.
    • Students must have a minimum course load of 40% to register with Student Accessibility Services. (two classes per semester). 
  • Returning to school full-time in the fall semester 
  • Demonstrate financial need. 
  • Have completed your most recent full-time semester of study with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. 

Consider applying for the next open application window if you meet the requirements. You won't regret it, I promise!

Apply here

By Dilothi Selvarajah