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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

Meet the ELC team

Catherine Drea

Director, International Education

  • ELC pathways to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College
  • intercultural competence
  • partnerships
  • program administration
  • recruitment

Matthew Devlin

Student Resource Co-ordinator

  • academic issues and support
  • academic preparation workshops
  • applied language workshops
  • campus clubs/events
  • classroom concerns
  • concerns with instructors
  • health and academic support
  • homestay
  • identification cards
  • Oshawa restaurants and activities
  • placement test

Jennifer Wingate

International Education Service Coordinator

  • applied language workshops
  • information technology support
  • insurance plan
  • identification cards
  • Oshawa restaurants and activities
  • general support


All our instructors are outstanding professionals with teaching experience in another country. All possess a master’s degree and are dedicated to providing an innovative student-centered teaching experience. They have the passion and knowledge to be your language-learning guides.