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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 is committed to developing an environment that promotes and supports equity, compassion and respect among all members of the community. 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 discrimination, harassment or other 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 Student Development Specialist - Equity Programs for information, referrals and support.

  • Coaching you to self-advocate for your rights and work collaboratively to promote fairness and equity.
  • Providing you with advice, information and resources.
  • Referring you to a university agent to resolve your concern through mediation, restorative statements and taking steps to prevent further occurrences or through an investigation and adjudication.

To contact the Student Development Specialist - Equity Programs, contact