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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

Smart Commute Durham

Smart Commute Durham Silver Workplace

Our university is proud to be recognized as a silver-designation Smart Commute Durham Workplace champion!

We have achieved this designation for our efforts surrounding carpooling—through the Blancride carpooling platform, promotion of sustainable transit options, bicycle parking options on campus and participation in Bike Month.

To join or create a carpool, explore transit routes and even track your transportation impacts to campus, create an account on the Smart Commute Tool and make sure to join the 'Durham College & Ontario Tech' Network. 

Additionally, university employees who have an unforeseen emergency on a day they use a sustainable method to commute to work can request reimbursement of up to $75 for their emergency transportation costs through the Durham Smart Commute Emergency Ride Home program.

Upcoming Smart Commute Events

Carpool Week - February 2018

Celebrate Carpool week by sharing a ride with two or more people. You could save money on fuel, car maintenance, or even, insurance!

Past Smart Commute events

Bike to Work Day - May 29

The campus community celebrated a sustainable and healthy option for commuting on Bike to Work Day, which too place on May 29.

Bike to Work Day is celebrated across the Greater Toronto Area to encourage people to trade in their four wheels for two and cycle more often! The event kicks off Bike Month, which this year ran from May 29 to June 30. 

Fun fact:

According to Environment Canada, transportation represents the largest single source of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for 27 per cent of total emissions.

Where can I park my car?

There are several carpool parking lots located along major corridors within the Region.

For more information about these events, visit the Smart Commute website.