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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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Let's Talk Sex

In response to student feedback provided to the Student Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Committee, Student Life has partnered with Durham College and the AIDS Committee of Durham to deliver workshops to provide education and destigmatization around topics of sex and sexuality. Part of building a culture of consent and respect on campus is providing space for conversations like these. 

Winter 2024 workshops:

HIV 101

Tuesday, March 5 | Virtually from 2 to 3 p.m. 

Let's be honest, high school sex-ed wasn't as thorough as we needed it to be, and didn’t teach us enough about sexually trasmitted infections like HIV. This session will discuss HIV/AIDS in depth and focus on the history of HIV/AIDS, as well as HIV transmission, treatment and risk reduction. 


Coming Out and Sexually Transmitted and Bloodborne Infections (STBBI) Disclosure

Tuesday, March 19 | Virtually from 3 to 4 p.m. 

The pressure to be out and proud can be challenging for 2SLGBTQIA+ folks. This workshop will discuss strategies for coming out, reasons you may choose not to and how to best support your 2SLGBTQIA+ friends on their coming out journey. Additionally, this workshop will discuss STBBI disclosure, STBBI Stigma and tips for navigating those conversations.