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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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Student Association

The Human Resources Association (HRA) is a society for students majoring, minoring or interested in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources. The HRA is student-run and membership is free. The society offers various workshops, events, information sessions and networking opportunities throughout the year. Students can get involved in the HRA by becoming members, volunteering or serving on the executive (elections take place each February or March). In 2016, the HRA won the award for Best Student Society of the Year. 

To join the HRA or to learn more, please visit the Ontario Tech University HRA Facebook page.

HRA Award 2016

HRA Presidents and Vice-Presidents

  • Current

    President: Sarah Hammoud
    Vice-President: Nicholas Arnold

  • 2017-2018
    President: Rushita Patel
    Vice-President: Sabrina Shapas
  • 2016-2017
    President: Rushita Patel
  • 2015-2016
    President: Sheeba Arifeen
    Vice-President: Kara McComb
  • 2014-2015

    President: Nikita Fernandes
    Vice-President: Deanna Allen

  • 2013-2014

    President: Kaitlyn Degroote
    Vice-President: Nicolle Springall


  • 2012-2013

    President: Emma Donnelly
    Vice-President: Sydney Sun