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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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Student Experience

What is Spilling the Tea On Your Degree?

Introducing 'Spilling The Tea On Your Degree': your unfiltered guide to Ontario Tech University programs, offering honest student experiences and insider tips!
April 9, 2024

A letter to Ontario Tech University

Thank you for a beautiful four years.
April 1, 2024

Capturing the Ontario Tech Ambassador Experience

Explore the Ontario Tech Ambassador experience through the eyes of Tommy Michailidi, a first-year Computer Science student and Level 1 Ambassador.
March 22, 2024

Navigating Off-Campus Living

Are you about to embark on the exciting journey of off-campus living as a student? Discover the key resources and legal insights you need to thrive in your new environment.
March 5, 2024

Words of Wisdom from a Fourth-Year Student

Sophia, a Level 4 Ambassador, bids farewell to her university journey at Ontario Tech with a heartfelt reflection on the lessons she's learned. Her blog post serves as a guide for navigating the challenges of university life, offering practical advice and sincere reflections for a fulfilling academic journey.
February 26, 2024

Afghan Movie Night

Read more to learn about the wonderful Afghan Student Association at Ontario Tech through one of their amazing events!
February 22, 2024

Become an Academic Weapon this Semester

Let's start this winter semester right!
January 23, 2024

Maximizing Your Time: Effective Time Management Strategies for Students

Do you often feel like you're drowning in a sea of deadlines, assignments, and social obligations? Fear not, because I've got you covered!
January 17, 2024

How to prepare for a new semester

Start your semester off on the right foot
January 3, 2024

International Student Aid: The New Arrival Support Program

Are you an international student? Read this to make your arrival to Canada easier!
December 14, 2023

Working at the OTSU: A CSR’s perspective

Ever wondered what it's like to work for the Ontario Tech Student Union? Read to find out!
December 6, 2023

Starting the E-Commerce Journey: From Student Challenges To Business Success

Starting the E-Commerce Journey: My Student Challenges Resulted in Business Success
November 28, 2023

WUSC at Ontario Tech

Are you looking to get involved, make a difference, and have fun simultaneously? Then join WUSC at Ontario Tech!
November 20, 2023

Unveiling 3D Printing

Having a 3D printer on campus sounds cool, but knowing how to use it sounds even cooler! Read more to find out all you need to know about the art of 3D printing.
October 31, 2023

How Can I Bounce Back?

Going through a rough patch? Discover expert insights and practical tips from a former student turned academic advisor on how to bounce back from setbacks.
September 26, 2023

My Top Time-Management Tips for Success

Looking to conquer the hectic pace of university life? Learn how to juggle academics, work, and your social life like a pro with tips from a third-year Health Sciences student!
September 22, 2023

A guide to navigating the North campus location

UA, UWhat?
September 14, 2023

3 Lessons from a Fourth-Year Life Science Student

Here are three lessons I learned in my four years of studying Life Science
September 6, 2023

Dear First Year Student: How to find your friends

It may be intimidating to meet new people, but here are some tips to make the process easier
September 1, 2023

A Guide for International Students: Unlocking the Secrets of Canadian Culture

Are you an international student who's coming to study in Canada? Get ready for a wild ride, my friend! This blog post is to help you prepare you for your Canadian adventure by giving you the inside scoop on Canada's culture and norms.
August 25, 2023

How to Make Friends in Your First Year At University

Going to university can be scary but friends make it so much better. Scared about that too? Read my best tips on how to make long-lasting friends.
August 24, 2023

How to Email Your Professor and TA

Need some help on where and how to email your professors/TAs? This article shows you the etiquette and methods to email effectively!
August 8, 2023

Moving Up and Moving Out: Balancing Personal Needs While Sharing a Space

Considering a roommate? This article is a must-read for people who have roommates or thinking of getting one! Read for all steps needed for a comfortable living situation.
August 8, 2023

Ontario Tech alumni develops ultimate GPS app for Black and allied-owned businesses

Global Black Alliance team interview
May 10, 2023

Reasons to volunteer on campus

It is National Volunteer Week! Thank you to all of the volunteers who make our Ontario Tech community a great one!
April 19, 2023

Times of Tension and Anxiety: Graduation Edition

If you're in your final year of university, feel anxious about the future, or are terrified to cross the stage, you're not alone. Keep reading for tips and relatable information about dealing with your fears.
March 28, 2023

Peer Leader Showcase: Jessica

Meet Jessica, a fourth-year Kinesiology student recognized for her outstanding contributions.
March 24, 2023

The Best Gift for The Month of Love

The story of a group of students who came together to raise funds for heart disease!
February 20, 2023

Tips for success in and out of the classroom

Read more to learn about tips from a third-year Health Science student on how to improve your university experience.
February 17, 2023

My journey through the Ambassador Program

Here is why I joined the Ambassador program, and you should too!
January 25, 2023

An Ontario Tech Staple: The Peer Leader Program

The path to connectedness, click here to learn more.
January 23, 2023

Student Leadership Showcase: Sophia Fischer

Meet Sophia, a third-year nursing student recognized for her outstanding contributions.
January 20, 2023

Canadian Slang and Ontario Tech terms

New to Canada or Ontario Tech? Here are some terms you may here a lot...
January 18, 2023

My experience as a Senior Peer Leader (SPL).

Click here to read all about my experience
January 16, 2023

The Ontario Tech University Legend: seek and you shall find

Want to find out how you can get exactly what you wish for? Click here!
January 11, 2023

Dear First Year Students: Tips from Upper-Year Students

Dear First Year Students: Tips from Upper-Year Students
November 14, 2022

Student Leadership Showcase: Salma Bafagih

"I learned to always take initiative even though you may not see the results of it immediately."
November 4, 2022

Student Leadership Showcase: Charelle Milandu

Meet Charelle, a fourth-year Life Science student who is recognized for the month of September for her amazing contributions.
September 29, 2022

Tips for contributing to Ridgeback Student Voices

Want to get involved with Ridgeback Student Voices but don’t know where to start? Start here!
September 19, 2022

Why I love working for the Ridgeback Student Voices

My name is Amanpreet and I am a Ridgeback Student Voices Assistant.
August 23, 2022

My Ontario Tech starter pack

What would be in your Ontario Tech starter pack?
August 17, 2022

The return to campus after being online

The return to campus can be a rollercoaster of emotions. Here’s how I feel about it.
August 11, 2022

What is Criminology actually about?

Discussing what criminology is and breaking some misconceptions about it.
August 9, 2022

Ways to save money as a student

This article lays out a bunch of resources that can help you save money on food, clothes, entertainment and more!
August 3, 2022

What is my program really like? Life Science Edition

Confessions from a third-year Life Science student
July 28, 2022

10 unexpected things you’ll wish you packed for your dorm room

Add these things to your packing list ASAP.
July 26, 2022

How to make the most out of your summer as a university student

Don’t have any plans this summer? Here are some things you can do!
May 27, 2022

Funny Student Struggles of Studying at the Library

If you can relate to even one of these, we need to be friends!
April 27, 2022

My journey to dance

A story about my passion for dance in hopes to inspire you.
March 16, 2022

Level 4 Reflection Blog: Our Experiences Online as an Ambassador

Learn more about how students Jaron, Hala, and Shannaanth navigated online learning as Level 4 Ambassadors.
March 14, 2022

Tips and Tricks for Durham Region Transit

All full-time students have access to Durham Region Transit so why not take advantage? Here is list of tips and tricks from a pro to teach you all about the do & don't of public transportation.
March 10, 2022

10 ways Ontario Tech University stole my heart

Ontario Tech is and always will be my true love!
February 28, 2022

Level 4 Reflection Blog: Our experiences in-person as an Ambassador

Learn more about the in-person Ambassador experience.
February 4, 2022

A Guide To Downtown Parking

Have to attend classes at the downtown campus? Well, fear not, this guide will help you find parking here.
February 1, 2022

Helpful and free apps to have on your phone as a university student

A list of apps that I use the most as a student!
January 17, 2022

Social media accounts to follow to stay connected to the university

Want to know more about what’s happening on campus? Check out these accounts!
January 11, 2022

A tour of the food services at Ontario Tech

Learn more about Ontario Tech Eats with Chef Manager Simon Yan and Chef Edwin Cook.
December 1, 2021

Putting the YOU in university: Securing your identity/style

You are unique (and you know it), but sometimes we forget it and that's ok. Let's vibe together and see how we can get you back in your groove.
November 24, 2021

Why join the Ambassador Program?

“If I could go back to first year, I would join the Ambassador Program from the start.”
November 18, 2021

My Personal Experiences Being Gay and Indigenous: What is Two-Spirit and Where Does Homophobia and Transphobia Come From in my Community?

When I learned about the existence of Two-Spirit People, I started getting the answers I’d been searching for.
November 16, 2021

How to Create an Accessible Learning Experience

Here are some ways in which you can make your online learning and in-person experience more accessible for you!
October 27, 2021

Random acts of kindness on campus

When we say that Ontario Tech fosters a sense of community, here’s what we mean.
October 14, 2021

Article ideas for Ridgeback Student Voices

Interested in writing content for Ridgeback Student Voices, but don’t know what to write about? This quiz will help you out!
October 6, 2021

My first impression of Ontario Tech as a BEd student

Deanna takes you through her first week on campus and the ways Ontario Tech has surpassed her university expectations.
October 1, 2021

Putting the YOU in university: Securing your finances

"It's all about the money, money, money" Wanna get money tips from someone who ain't got that much? You've come to the right place.
September 15, 2021

5 reasons why you should write for Ridgeback Student Voices

Being a contributor to Ridgeback Student Voices has been such a rewarding experience, here are some reasons why I joined, and you should too!
September 10, 2021

Who the heck is S-Tech?

The Sustainable Technology Club, commonly known as S-Tech, the newest club at OntarioTech with a focus on the innovation and integration of new sustainable technology & practices.
September 3, 2021

Putting the YOU in university: Securing your friends

Everyone has friends, got it. But do you have real friends? Are you a real friend? Click here and let's make you a great friend!
September 1, 2021

So, You’re Starting Your Academic Journey

Embarking on a second Bachelor's Degree, this author walks readers through some important things to keep in mind as they begin a new academic journey.
July 9, 2021

The Inside Scoop on Working at Ontario Tech as a Student

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work at OntarioTech? No need to wonder any longer, this article will tell you all about various different positions on campus and how to apply!
June 30, 2021

My experience joining a Student Life book club

Read more about how I joined a book club… and how you can too!
June 7, 2021

Commuting vs. Off-campus Living

The subtle differences between commuting and off-campus living.
May 6, 2021

Motivational memes for finals season

Need some finals studying motivation? You’ve come to the right place!
April 8, 2021

Connecting with my heritage

"I definitely feel like the journey of reconnecting with my culture has helped me ground myself and be a little more introspective."
March 25, 2021

Things I learned this week

Here are some things that Ontario Tech students have learned about this week!
February 24, 2021

Putting the YOU in university: Securing your health

After all, health is wealth.
January 21, 2021

What it’s like being a Nursing student during COVID-19

“This was an unsettling experience for me because none of my clinical placements could have prepared me for this.”
January 19, 2021

Putting the YOU in university: Securing your education

Learn how to ace the whole semester and not just one midterm.
January 15, 2021

Sounds we’ll miss from the lecture hall

Background noise is a crucial part of our lives. Here’s what you’re missing out on this semester.
January 15, 2021

Student Leadership Showcase: Chikodili Odinakachukwu

“Prioritize, Organize, Strategize, and Actualize!”
January 5, 2021

Life of a medical laboratory technologist student during the pandemic

“You have to put in the work, stay on top of your studies, and want to succeed.”
January 4, 2021

A compilation of relatable quotes by the ‘Grinch’

Here are some of the Grinch’s most relatable and comical moments!
December 15, 2020

Finals season memes

20 relatable memes to make finals season a little better!
December 8, 2020

My experience with the Indigenous Student Centre

Ryan Laurie, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Alumnus
December 2, 2020

My cross-cultural exchange to Malaysia

Experience Malaysian travel and culture with me and learn about cross-cultural exchanges.
November 27, 2020

Student Leadership Showcase: Angelique Dack

"It's okay to not be okay"
November 25, 2020

President’s Award of Excellence in Student Leadership: Vic Beaumont

"Where does a journey like this begin? It starts in reflection and pursuing what you’re passionate about."
November 23, 2020

Student Leadership Showcase: Kiyarash Kiyani

"I learned two important lessons: believe in yourself and be yourself."
November 11, 2020

Putting the YOU in university: How to make the most out of your experience

How to make the most out of your university experience.
November 4, 2020

Quotes that will take you from ordinary to extraordinary

Quotes from great leaders of the world.
October 23, 2020

Student Leadership Showcase: Nuriam Abam

"I always wondered how I can mark my time in university, and I was totally right in choosing this role to attempt that mark."
October 23, 2020

13 times Rory Gilmore was me during midterm season

Check out some of “Gilmore Girls” Rory Gilmore’s most relatable study moments.
October 16, 2020

Discord servers you may want to join

A collection of some fantastic Discord servers hosted by student groups!
September 17, 2020

Enhance your student experience by getting involved

A little information guide about the different ways I got involved.
September 9, 2020

My experience as a WUSC graduate

I thought people were exaggerating when they told me that there’s a Tim Horton’s on every corner.
July 24, 2020

The story of "Humans of Ontario Tech"

My class project that turned into my fight against COVID-19
May 6, 2020

A letter to class of 2020

You feel like you're behind and you're dreading the months to come but you don't have to. Take it one step at a time.
April 21, 2020

Student Leadership Showcase: Erin Mattes

"University is what you make of it."
April 14, 2020

Student Leadership Showcase: Caitlin Morgan

GET INVOLVED. In capitals, highlight, bold, everything!
April 7, 2020

It takes a village

Sometimes it takes a village to help you become the person you are today.
March 12, 2020

Shifting the story in science: Meet Sarah Habibi

Women disrupting societal norms - I'm here for it!
March 9, 2020

Tips to manage your everyday responsibilities

We might be Ridgebacks, but we're also Busy Bees.
February 26, 2020

Things I started doing once I started university

How have I changed in my time here?
February 21, 2020

Student Leadership Showcase: Maria Garcia

"Just having someone by your side and knowing you can rely on someone is important, and I want my mentees to have that experience."
February 5, 2020

How getting involved allowed me to travel to Vancouver

I don’t think I’m ever going to forget an experience like this.
January 9, 2020

Things I learned about Canada as an International student

Debunking myths about transitioning to Canada
December 23, 2019

Student Leadership Showcase: Alexandra Macbain

"Don’t stress so much about the little things."
November 26, 2019

10 things you know are true if you're a downtown student

It's a whole different world down here.
November 8, 2019

Benefits of the Ambassador Program

I'm here to convince you that you should be an Ambassador, too
November 1, 2019

Student Leadership Showcase: Joely Brown

I think I have grown up being very self-critical and I have learned to now tell myself that I just need to do my best and that’s all that matters.
October 25, 2019

Five places at the North campus location that every student should know about

If you don’t know where these buildings are, make sure you find out.
September 25, 2019

How I get ready for back to school

It's not too late to get yourself organized for the school year!
September 16, 2019

How to start university on the right track

An important part of university is creating good habits early. Here are five things you should consider in September.
September 11, 2019

First week of school hacks and must dos

Six things that you can do that will make your year less stressful.
September 3, 2019

I went through first year. Twice

And saved ten thousand dollars in the process.
August 21, 2019

Transitioning to university as an International student

My transition wasn’t easy, but it made me who I am as a person.
August 14, 2019

Looking back: Honoline's experience at Ontario Tech

Honoline Francis was sponsored by the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) four years ago and is now graduating.
June 13, 2019

Shawn Mendes makes an appearance at our office

Shawn Mendes didn't just visit our office once, he visited 20 times.
May 24, 2019

Student Leadership Showcase: Mikaila Nesbitt

"Naturally, I kind of wanted to be that "Peer Leader" to someone else; that person that people come to and ask questions"
May 22, 2019

The difference between living on and off campus

The hard truths about living off campus compared to living on campus.
April 23, 2019

Taking the lead at the Student Leadership Conference

I took a step out of my comfort zone, I am here to share my experience presenting at the Student Leadership Conference.
April 12, 2019

Overcoming obstacles at Three Minute Thesis

I faced some of my biggest fears at 3MT. Here’s my story.
April 5, 2019

Learning to lead: Advice from student leaders

Some of our school's award recipients at the Student Leadership Awards ceremony give you their top tips to becoming great leaders.
March 18, 2019

Student Leadership Showcase: Mitchell Ng

Mitchell is the Peer Leader of the Month for February, 2019.
March 5, 2019

How to make the most of your last semester

You're going to wish these days hadn't gone by so fast. Take it all in, grads.
February 25, 2019

It's fourth year...and I'm freaking out

I'm a fourth-year student, so it's safe to say the stress of the "real world" is hitting me pretty hard.
February 7, 2019

ONTech who?

The good, the bad, the ugly - everything you should know about #ONTechU.
January 28, 2019

An introvert's first week at university

I hope my experience as an introverted university student helps incoming students in the same situation.
January 18, 2019

Things about university I learned the hard way

Take the easier route and learn from my experience.
January 17, 2019

Student Leadership Showcase: Olivia Leavitt

"It's good to be involved in things that can take your mind off the stress of classes sometimes."
January 11, 2019

From being a mentee to being a mentor: The importance of mentorship

I get by with a little help from my friends... and a mentor. How can mentorship help you in your university experience?
January 11, 2019

Student Leadership Showcase: Marisa Narotam

"I think getting involved has taught me a lot about leadership, responsibility, and being a part of something bigger than myself."
December 17, 2018

After two years in biology, I completely changed direction

I followed my heart, and I'm confident in my decision.
December 5, 2018

Student Leadership Showcase: Nadia Zarei

"I had a great experience with my transition to university, and I wanted to have that impact on other students."
November 20, 2018

Student Leadership Showcase: Madison Haynes

"I honestly feel that with hard work and effort I can excel in anything I try or want to do."
November 15, 2018

Equity and equality: My experience with these terms

November 13, 2018

Student Leadership Showcase: Babita Sital

For her many efforts to engage first-year students, Babita Sital is September's Peer Leader of the Month!
October 30, 2018

How ENGSOC pulls off a car smash on campus

What is perhaps the best stress-reliever of all time comes with months of planning (and stress) for Engineering Society executives.
October 3, 2018

New year new me...right?

Here we go again. Another year to set goals and not follow through with them.
September 13, 2018

How getting involved on campus will change your life for the better

I made the most out of my time at this university by getting involved, and you should too.
September 3, 2018

What I wish someone told me before I started university

I learned the hard way but now you don't have to.
August 23, 2018

How to get the most out of your residence experience

The advice you need if you're living in residence.
July 18, 2018