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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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Academic Advising

Our Academic Advisor is here to support you as you navigate your academic journey. Through personalized advising, we will help you identify attainable goals with a focus on positive outcomes to achieve academic and personal success. In our inclusive environment, we work together as a team to provide ongoing communication and support to ensure you feel valued, respected and heard.

Acting as your main point of contact within the Faculty of Education, your Academic Advisor is available to guide and assist you through our virtual platforms. Connect with your Academic Advisor at your level of comfort using video, voice or text-only chat. 


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Susan Snelling
Senior Academic Advisor
Faculty of Education

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Virtual Drop-in Hours

For general questions, you can "drop-in" to see us through Google meet. Our drop-in hours are from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday,  and 6:30 to 7:30p.m. on Wednesday. 

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Google Meet & Zoom

For individual support, we can connect with you for one-on-one appointments through Google Meet or Zoom. To book an appointment click on the link below and choose the day and time that suits your availability. It's easy and personal.  

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  • Address questions and concerns related to all aspects of student life.
  • Help you establish realistic educational goals and future planning.
  • Discuss program and course selections.
  • Assess and discuss your academic progress and standing.
  • Help you address academic difficulties.
  • Provide tips for academic success.
  • Interpret and explain academic policies and procedures.
  • Discuss issues affecting your academic performance.
  • Connect you with appropriate campus services.
  • Provide advice regarding withdrawals or adding/dropping courses.
  • Provide guidance for successful progression towards graduation.

An Academic Calendar is released for each academic year. You must follow the calendar that was released in your year of entry.

We use a letter grading system (not numerical grades), which is new to many students. Each letter grade has grade points associated with it (see Academic Calendar for the full table). You must receive a letter grade of D or higher to be granted a credit in a course. Keep in mind however that while a ‘D’ grade is a pass, it still has a negative impact on your academic standing.

Your academic standing is based on your CGPA. A CGPA of 2.0 or above is considered to be ‘Clear Standing’. If your GPA falls below a 2.0 CGPA, academic probation or suspension may follow (please refer to the Academic Calendar for more information).

Please note, Bachelor of Education students are required to achieve a minimum 2.7 CGPA in order to graduate.

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