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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

Conversation Café

Students at conversation cafe having a discussion

Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Shawenjigewining Hall, Room 223.

Are you interested in meeting students from different cultures? Or looking to improve your English speaking and listening skills? Conversation Café provides students with an opportunity to meet international and multilingual students and learn about other cultures. Conversation Café is open to all students, and we encourage you to drop by!

Students who attend 13 or more sessions will be eligible for recognition on their Student Experience Record.

Visit the Student Life Portal to view the schedule, register in advance, or to sign in before joining a session.

If you need further details, please contact


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