Message from the Principal
It is a great honour to welcome you to the Otonabee College community. At Otonabee College, we agree with the ancient saying that you cannot step into the same river twice – because it is always changing. Our motto, tempora mutantur nos et mutamur in illis (the times are changing and we change with them), inspires OC students as they lead change with heart. Their passion exemplifies the name of our river and our college – “the Otonabee” – an Ojibwe word meaning “the river that beats like a heart.” We honour the steady beat of the river and its impact on surrounding life with our vision for developing a sense of belonging, service, and innovation for the Trent community.
Proud to be Trent’s largest college, OC welcomes a diverse group of learners, researchers, and practitioners to its picturesque home atop the ridge of the East Bank. Holistic wellness, sustainable equity, scientific and technological innovation, and change for a better world infuse our programs in Nursing, Education, Forensics, Psychology, Computer Studies, Anthropology and Sociology.
Otonabee College hosts a number of events throughout the year both on and off campus for students of all years to have fun and show off OC spirit. Check out the East vs. West Charity Hockey game or Trent Mudder, dance the night away at the OC Formal or cook up a storm with the OC Chili Cook-Off. You can learn more about what’s going on through our social media accounts found on the Contact Us page and our weekly newsletter you will begin receiving in September.
I encourage you to visit the Otonabee College Office (OC W102) where you can learn more about the College and Trent resources, check out our Otonabee College swag, and find students and staff who can help guide you to the services and support you may be seeking. In the College Office, you can access an Academic Advisor who can help you navigate your degree, and an Academic Skills Instructor who can offer support with your assignments and study skills.
Once again, welcome to Otonabee College! If you ever have any questions or need any assistance, please do not hesitate to give the Otonabee College Office a call at 705-748-1011 extension 7742.
I look forward to meeting you soon and hope you will stop by the office to say hello...you might also find Ottie, our mascot, the Otonabee otter!
See you soon!
Dr. Stephanie Muehlethaler
Otonabee College Principal