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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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Discrimination and Harassment Support

The university promotes a campus environment that is equitable, inclusive and accessible and does not tolerate, ignore or condone discrimination or harassment by or against anyone. The university is committed to providing a campus environment in which all university members are treated with dignity, and to fostering a climate of understanding and mutual respect for the value of each individual. To this end, the university has set out principles of behaviour in an effort to increase behaviours well-correlated with success and stability, while working to eradicate violations of the Ontario Human Rights Code through the Respectful Campus Policy.

If you have experienced discrimination or harassment at the university, you can contact the Human Rights Office.

The Human Rights Office can support you by:

  • Providing you with advice, information, coaching and resources about your rights and how to address concerns.
  • Resolving your concern through mediation, restorative processes and other early or informal resolution options or through an investigation.

Students unsure of what initial steps to take can start by booking a consultation or by filing a complaint directly.