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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

COVID-19 Tech Relief Drive

Covid 19 Relief Tech Drive by the Faculty of Business and IT and the Bowmanville Older Adult Association

As you may be aware the COVID-19 pandemic has hit older adult members of the community exceptionally hard. In addition to being the demographic most vulnerable to infection, many have faced extended periods of isolation, in part due to a lack of access to technology to communicate with family members. 

In an effort to address this serious problem and help bridge the technology gap, a group of students in Ontario Tech University’s Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) are working with the local community to collect second-hand laptops and tablets.

 The COVID-19 Relief Tech Drive is in partnership with the Bowmanville Older Adult Association (BOAA). The project will help create access to technology for its recipients and support mental health.

How can you help?:

  • Donations of second-hand laptops and tablets would be greatly appreciated.
  • Cash donations will be put toward the purchase of laptops and tablets. 
  • If you are not able to support the drive financially at this time, you can still support this cause by sharing this drive with your community members through social media, by sharing the posts which can be found on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook
  • Device Requirements

    We are currently accepting laptops or tablets, device requirements are as follows:

    • In working condition and come with the device charger
    • Have a working built-in camera and microphone
    • Run with Windows 7 or higher
  • How to Donate

    We are currently offering drop-off dates throughout February and March. We are now offering contactless porch-pickups in Durham Region, contactless drop-offs to the North Oshawa Campus, and drop-offs to the BOAA in Bowmanville.

    If you have items to donate, visit the COVID-19 Tech Relief sign-up page and select a drop-off date and time that works best for you.

    If you would like to make a cash donation, please contact Amanda McEachern-Gaudet.

  • About FBIT Capstone Study Projects

    Capstones provide students who have successfully completed three years of study with opportunities to develop a comprehensive understanding of the technology, environment, markets, and operations of a real organization through application of theory and knowledge learned.

    Based on a best-fit model, as a member of a selected student team you will:

    • Study a real business or organization.
    • Complete a comprehensive analysis and evaluation of the business issue.
    • Develop suitable recommendations that solve and/or address a particular problem or group of problems.

    The value and benefit both students and businesses receive through participation in this intense project-based program has grown exponentially over the last 10 years since the inception of the Capstone program.

  • In the News

    We are so thankful for the community support for this program:

    Durham Region News Story

    Radio Interview on CKDO 


  • Questions?
    If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.