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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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Grading system

Students walking through Polonsky Commons

Evaluation criteria

The instructor will make proficiency expectations clear, and will communicate the evaluation criteria prior to all assessments and progress evaluations.

Demonstrating and measuring performance and progress

You will have numerous opportunities to show how well you are doing through your assignments and engagement in course work and activities.

Instructors will assess the following criteria to evaluate performance and progress:

  • Engagement

    Attendance, participation, respect, commitment, collaboration, use of English, etc.

    Percentage: 25 per cent

  • Assignment

    Quality of tasks and assignments such as essays, reports and presentations, as per grading rubrics.


    • Task 1 (Week 3): 25 per cent
    • Task 2 (Week 5): 25 per cent
    • Task 3 (Week 8): 25 per cent

While you will receive marks throughout the course, your official transcript will only indicate a pass (PAS) or continuance (CON) for each level.