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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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Playing Steel Drums

Embark on a musical journey at Ontario Tech University with our course, "Introduction to Steel Drum Performance." This immersive experience invites beginners to delve into the rich history and cultural significance of Caribbean music. From understanding the construction and roles of various steel drums to mastering basic music theory, students will develop a solid foundation. Hands-on instruction in playing techniques and ensemble settings will foster a collaborative spirit, culminating in performances of traditional and contemporary steel drum pieces. No prior musical experience is necessary, making this course an inclusive opportunity for all to explore and appreciate the vibrant world of steel drum music within a cultural context. Join us to discover the joy of creating music together and share in the excitement of playing the steel drums in an enriching and supportive learning environment.

Program Details


Business and IT





Time and Duration

2-5 days over the course of successive weeks.







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