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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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Student who attended the leadership conference in 2020.

Student Leadership Conference

The annual Student Leadership Conference brings together our diverse body of Ontario Tech University students to explore concepts related to leadership and participate in sharing experiences, ideas and skills that inspire positive change within the campus community and beyond. This year's conference was hosted by our Level 4 Ambassadors and covered topics such as imposter syndrome, public speaking and communication, and leadership empowerment. Special guests included Ontario Tech Toastmasters and Enactus groups.