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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


In line with the goal of the university, the Social Research Centre (SRC) focuses on sharing learning and knowledge and offers informational and interactive in-house workshops that are available to the university community, as well as the public. Participants from private, non-profit, and public sector organizations are welcome to enrol. Workshops cover a broad range of contemporary social science research skills and techniques, which we use in our own research and evaluation projects.

The SRC is also open to providing information and training sessions regarding its research tools and services to those who are interested. Individuals and groups are welcome to attend. To see previous community outreach workshops, please visit our Community Engagement page. Our facility offers the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops that cover a variety of topic areas, some of which can be explored below:

Topic areas: 

  • Survey design 
  • Survey distribution 
  • Research ethics
  • Data analysis

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As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the SRC is abiding by current health and safety guidelines by placing our workshops on hold. We will resume workshops when it is safe to do so.

If you are interested in learning more about our workshops or in discussing alternative options, please don't hesitate to email us at socialresearchcentre@ontariotechu.cacall us at 905.721.3092, or fill out the form below and we will be sure to contact you at the earliest convenience.