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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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Vision and Framework

Vision

Our faculty strives to educate thoughtful, well-informed and socially responsible educational leaders, making optimal uses of new and emerging digital technologies for learning. 

Mission

Drawing from a research agenda focused on education and digital technology, the Faculty of Education provides a rich, engaging and well-grounded understanding of curricular and pedagogical design, STEAM education innovations and initiatives, critical 21st-century literacies, health and wellness, equity, diversity and inclusion, ethics and policy, educational research, learning assessment to the next generation of educational professionals.

Goals

  • To equip educators and researchers with the knowledge and experience, values and skills needed to become leaders not only in the Canadian Kindergarten to Grade12 system but as well in non-formal, community-based, professional and higher education;
  • To offer outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs in education and digital technology that contribute to the development of highly qualified personnel able to work across a range of educational fields, and to offer these programs in a manner that is accessible to anyone from anywhere in the world;
  • To conduct leading-edge research in education and digital technology that focuses on all aspects of how and why digital technologies are transforming learning; and
  • To seek out and participate in local, national and international research partnerships with those who share our desire to develop the individual and collective intelligence, ability and social consciousness of educators.