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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

BITSOC

BITSoc (Business & IT Student Society) is the overarching society that oversees and promotes the activities of each of FBIT’s clubs. We help bring awareness to events, aid in funding for clubs, and encourage communication and interaction within FBIT. We help students prepare for future careers by offering Career Readiness Workshops (Linkedin, Resume, etc.), Guest Speaker events, recruitment events, Social Events (Gala), and much more...

BITSoc aims to represent and provide a legitimate voice for Ontario Tech University undergraduate students in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology and to promote and coordinate social, athletic, recreational, professional, and academic activities for its members. BITSoc encourages all members to act within the principles of equity, freedom, and democracy, resulting in a spirit of interest, assistance, and fellowship amongst its members. Members liaise with organizations and professional business people, the administration and faculty, other people and organizations at Ontario Tech University, on behalf of the Business and Information Technology undergraduate student body. We work collaboratively with the OTSU Executives and Faculty administration to develop strategic plans as it may affect members of our faculty.

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 in learning, growth, and enjoyment.

 

  • Events

    Stay up to date about upcoming BITSoc events by visiting our social media channels or our website!

    Past events include:
    • Black Tie Gala
    • Taxes: How do they work?
    • IT Social
    • LinkedIn Headshots
    • Executive Hiring Fair
    • Excel Workshops
    • Penetration Testing Workshops
    • Neo Financial FinTech Careers
    • TD Recruitment Session
    • Leadership Conference
  • How to get involved

    BITSoc (Business & IT Student Society) is the overarching society that oversees and promotes the activities of each of FBIT’s clubs.

    You can join by filling out the google form found here.  

  • Sponsorship
    If you are interested in sponsoring or running an event with the Business & IT Student Society, please contact bitsoc@ontariotechu.net or our president at john.mcbride1@ontariotechu.net.

Meet the team

John McBride

President 

Amy Lee

VP of IT

Aidra Qazi

VP of Commerce

Utku Soytekin

IT Director

Chirstopher Niemela

Chief Operations Officer

Nakul Jain

CTO

Maira Shaath

Associate Communications Officer 

JC Alicaway

Volunteer

Rumiza Tariq

Chief Communications Officer 

Jaired Sides

CFO

Blake Pezzarello

Sponsorship Director

Abu George Kuttenchirayil

Associate Operations Officer

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