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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

First- Year Academic Advisor

Welcome to Ontario Tech University

The first-year FBIT advisor, Desiree Saunders, is your main point of contact this year. In future years, you will be assisted by the upper-year advisors of the Academic Advising Team. We are here to assist and support your success!

The Academic Advising Team will address concerns related to all aspects of student life – academic or personal – as well as:
  • Help you register for your classes
  • Find you a Peer Mentor
  • Explain the important student forms and student policies

Desiree Saunders


Desiree Saunders

First-year Faculty of Business and IT Advisor

Click here to book an appointment
Drop-in hours

Drop-in hours

Join us for virtual drop-in hours on Google Meet

First-year drop-ins will be running daily until September 23, 2021.

Monday         11AM to noon
Tuesday        11AM to noon
Wednesday  11AM to noon
Thursday      11AM to noon
Friday            11AM to noon
Saturday       CLOSED
Sunday          CLOSED

**Hours are subject to change without notice.

Please remember

Please remember

  • We will only communicate with you using your official .net account ( email address).
  • Include your student number and program in your email.
  • Make sure you regularly check your email address, as this is the official means of communication between students and the university. Vital information is communicated to you through this account, including registration information and details of academic standing.