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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

Service providers

  • Conference services

    Conference Services assists external groups wishing to rent university space to host events.

    Brett Huether, Sales and Conference Services Coordinator

  • Catering

    Dana Hospitality, the university’s food service provider, will be pleased to work with you on the catering needs for your next event.

    Edwin Cook, Food Services Director
    905.721.8668 ext. 8521

    Note: An alternative caterer can be chosen for your event, however, there are insurance requirements outlined by Risk Management that must be met.

  • Facilities

    The facilities team supports event set-up needs, providing assistance with moving furniture, delivering tables and chairs, accessing the university-owned podium, etc.

    Service Desk 905.721.8668 ext. 3333, Option 3

    For facilities support at our downtown Oshawa campus location, specify the downtown location and cc Patty Spiliotis when emailing the Service Desk.

  • Housekeeping

    Notify housekeeping prior to hosting a campus event to ensure your event space receives the necessary service before and after your event. For large events, consider requesting additional services to maintain the cleanliness of the space throughout the entire occasion.

    Service Desk
    905.721.8668 ext. 3333, Option 3

    For facilities support at our downtown Oshawa campus location, cc Patty Spiliotis when emailing the Service Desk.

  • Media services

    The Media Services team supports small events with sound systems, digital screens, projectors, etc. Media Services has a limited supply of resources and so for some larger events an external service provider may be required.

    Service Desk
    905.721.8668 ext. 3333, Option 2

    The Media Services team can also support events with media-site equipment for live-streaming. A separate ticket request through the Service Desk is required.

    Service Desk
    905.721.8668 ext. 3333, Option 2

  • Parking

    Contact Parking Services to make parking arrangements for your event attendees. Options include chaser tickets to validate parking or for larger events requesting to have the parking gates raised.

    Kerry Moore, Parking Services Supervisor
    905.721.8668 ext. 2460

  • Rentals

    Gervais Party and Tent Rentals is the university’s vendor of record for all event rental needs. Gervais Party and Tent Rentals has a vast array of event materials available to suit your needs.

    George Ogston, Owner

  • Security

    Some events may require dedicated security or building access support. Make arrangements through the Office of Campus Security.

    John Neil, Security Supervisor/Administrator
    905.721.8868 ext. 2404