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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

Our services

The Social Research Centre offers a wide range of in-house services to both internal (university) and external clients. The centre will evaluate and recommend certain services based on best practices and the needs of the client. Our services can be utilized separately or bundled together. They include:

Research services

  • initial consultations
  • survey design and coding
  • Research Ethics Board (REB) applications
  • data collection
  • data cleaning
  • analysis
  • report writing
  • literature reviews
  • interviews
  • focus groups
  • program evaluations
  • product evaluations


The Social Research Centre provides informational and interactive workshops for those interested in learning more about the research process, or about conducting their own research. Workshops can be held in-house at Ontario Tech University, or at an outside location. Please contact us if you'd like to schedule a workshop. To see previous community outreach workshops, please visit our community engagement page.