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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

Storage limits

Please notice: Google storage limits are coming to the OntarioTechU.Net account. More information will be shared in the next coming weeks.

As Ontario Tech is a customer, this new policy will apply to OntarioTechU.Net faculty, staff, student and alumni accounts, and specifically, will result in changes to individual and collective data usage and storage capacity on Google Drive at the University. More details regarding use, capacity and storage limits will be communicated to users in upcoming updates.

How does this impact me?
  • As a result of this change, IT Services will implement a cap on storage limits for all faculty, staff, students and alumni OntarioTechU.Net accounts in accordance with the University’s policy framework and subject to consultation.
  • In advance of these changes, we recommend that all faculty, staff, students and alumni review their current storage use and take steps to remove any files no longer required.  
How can I reduce my data usage and storage?

Please complete the following steps to reduce your data usage. Ensure you are logged into your OntarioTechU.Net account.

Step 2

Review and delete any large and unnecessary files. Select the below button to view your Drive files sorted by size from largest to smallest. 

GOOGLE QUOTA - Step 2

Step 3

Review and delete large or unnecessary files stored in Shared Drive.

SHARED DRIVE - Step 3

Step 4

Search for and delete large or unnecessary emails in Gmail.

MANAGE FILES - Step 4

Step 5

Search for and delete large or unnecessary photos or videos in Google Photos.
Photos Quota - Step 5

Step 6

If you have followed Steps 1-5 and are still exceeding the limit, you will need to move your data to an external hard drive. 

GOOGLE TAKEOUT - Step 6
For any questions on this policy change, please email ask.IT@ontariotechu.ca.
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