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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 peoples 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 for learning, growth, and enjoyment.

  • Events
    Our Instagram and Facebook pages are the best places to find out what BITSoc is up to!
  • How to get involved

    By joining BITSoc you will have amazing opportunities to grow your network, meet new people, and have fun. BITSoc members are the first to know about upcoming events and looks great on your involvement record! 

    Apply to be a BITSoc executive between February/March each year. Liaison hiring happens every September/October. Follow this link to apply! 

    For general membership sign up visit us here

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

Meet the team

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Sulaman Shah

President 

Sulaman is in his third-year majoring in Technology Management. He enjoys exploring new places, binge-watching Sci-Fi shows, catching up on new developments in Tech, and finding ways to help the Ontario Tech Students exceed outside the classroom!

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Joshua Sankarlal

VP of Information Technology 

Game Development, 4th year. Interested in Games User Research and Game Design

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Hannah Oegema

Chief Financial Officer 

Hannah is in her third year of the Commerce program, with a major in accounting and a minor is International Business. Her interests include traveling, hiking, and working on inclusivity initiatives around campus.

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Olivia Leavitt

VP of Commerce

Olivia is in her 4th year of Commerce, with a major in HR and a minor in Marketing. Her interests include hiking, skiing, longboarding, collecting as many part-time jobs as a 168-hour week will let her, and getting involved with campus clubs!

Kevin Yardy

Kevin Yardy

Chief Operating Officer 

Kevin is in 4th year, majoring in Networking and IT Security. He enjoys watching the Maple Leafs, and reading about new breakthroughs in technologies.

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