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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

Business and IT Student Society

The Business and IT Student Society (BITSOC) oversees all Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) student-run clubs.

2018-2019 executive:

  • Justin Trach - President
  • Audrey Schaaf - Vice - President of Commerce
  • Kevin Yardy - Co-Vice - President of IT
  • Mario Woo - Co-Vice - President of IT
  • Tayyaba Qamar - Chief Financial Officer
  • Alex Lalonde - Chief Communications Officer
  • Moazzama Ali - Chief Administrative Officer
  • Madelaine Stewart - Gala Chair
  • Caitlin McCormick - Director of Communications
  • Jeremy Hsiung - Financial Officer
  • Trish Peters - 1st Year Commerce Liasion
  • Tatiana Schneider - 2nd Year Commerce Liasion
  • Ebenezer Markwei - 2nd Year IT Liasion

2018-2019 Presidents list:

    • BITSOC: Justin Trach
    • Ontario Tech Accounting Association (UOAA): Emily Flim
    • Ontario Tech Finance Society (UOFS): Nabeel Khattak
    • Ontario Tech Marketing Association (UOMA): Jessica Stephan
    • DECA Ontario Tech Chapter: Nelson Zhang
    • Human Resources Association (HRA): Sarah Hammoud
    • Networking and I.T. Security Society (NETSoc): Thomas Ryan
    • Game Development Society (GameDev): Cameron van Velzen
    • Women in IT (WIT): Mackenzie Pearman and Meaghan Good (Co-Presidents)


To be an innovative faculty society, which provides ever­ increasing opportunities that enable all students to realize their full potential.


In everything we do…

We seek excellence and foster innovation.
We instill passion and encourage initiative.
We act with integrity and transparency.
We demonstrate inclusivity and diversity.
We build collaborative relationships.
We unite to make a difference in our communities.
We work together as students for students.
We involve ourselves for learning, growth, and enjoyment.


The Ontario Tech University Business and IT Society shall:

    • Represent and provide a legitimate voice for Ontario Tech undergraduate students in FBIT.
    • Promote and coordinate social, recreational, professional and academic activities for its members.
    • Cultivate a spirit of interest, assistance and fellowship amongst its members.
    • Liaise with organizations of professional business people, the administration and faculty, and other peoples and organizations at the university, on behalf of the FBIT undergraduate student body.
    • Work collaboratively with the Student Association executive and faculty administration to develop strategic plans as they may affect members of our faculty.
    • Act within the principles of equality, freedom and democracy.


BITSOC Organizational Chart