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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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What’s been done and what’s next

The Campus Branding, Signage and Wayfinding project is a large and necessary undertaking that will follow a relatively high-paced schedule.

What’s been done


In the Spring, a request for proposals was completed and Entro Communications was awarded the university’s Signage and Wayfinding project. Entro was asked to complete a campus through, surveys of students, staff and community, and propose a signage strategy and system.

In the Fall, online and in-person working groups (north and downtown Oshawa locations) were held to discuss building naming approaches and potential names/themes.   

In-person visioning workshops were held (north and downtown Oshawa locations) to inform the research and development process as it pertains to pedestrian and vehicle traffic flow on campus, existing interior and exterior wayfinding challenges and considerations for future growth. Entro’s report guided the creation of the campus wayfinding and signage plan.


Our new wayfinding and signage was applied to Shawenjigewining Hall (SHA) at the time of building construction and unveiled at the building opening. 


Charles Hall became the first building at our downtown campus location to receive our new wayfinding system and signage.   


  • Summer of 2023:  Energy Research Centre (ERC)
  • Fall of 2023:  Software and Informatics Research Centre (SIR)

Check back for updates on the upcoming phases of this exciting project!