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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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Advising U- Podcast

Advising U



Advising U Ep. 1 - Advising Who?

In our first-ever episode, we introduce our hosts, Matt and Enas, and review Academic Advising's new schedule. We also discuss key upcoming dates and deadlines and give tips and tricks to be ahead of the game in the Winter 2023 semester. Be sure to tune in to find out how to contact academic advising and how to win free swag!


Matt and Enas





Today we are joined by Dr. Langis Roy, Deputy Provost and Professor at Ontario Tech University. In this episode, Dr. Roy shares his experiences as a student and a professor. We discuss strategies for building resilience in an academic setting to be better prepared for the various challenges they may face throughout their university journey.


Advising U EP. 3 - Being Well  with Jack Veitch

Jack Veitch is an Ontario Tech University graduate currently the Community Engagement and Education Manager at the Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, and Pine Ridge. Today's show discusses normalizing, talking about mental health on campus, ways to manage our stress and anxiety in challenging times, and resources available to support you with mental health challenges during your journey at the University and beyond.


Advising U EP. 4- Becoming a Ridgeback with King David

In addition to being a talented musician, David Akinyemi (aka King David) is also a recent graduate of the Mechatronics Engineering program at Ontario Tech University. On today's show, we discuss opportunities to get involved, share your unique skills and talents in your journey at Ontario Tech, and discuss what it means to "become a Ridgeback".

Stay tuned until the end to hear the new Ridgeback Anthem, written and produced by King David himself!



Desiree Saunders is an Academic Advisor at Ontario Tech University and a parent who has supported three children through the post-secondary journey. Join us today as we speak with Desiree about how students can take ownership of their journey and how parents and family members can best support students through their time at university.