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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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Contact the Student Development Specialist - Equity Programs by sending an email to

You can also call the Student Life front desk at 905.721.3392. 

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Shawenjigewining Hall
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Downtown Oshawa campus location

Charles Hall, Room 225

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Student Development Specialist - Equity Programs

The Student Development Specialist - Equity Programs is an on-campus staff member who:

  • Analyzes trends and issues identifying patterns and systemic problems and provides recommendations.
  • Designs, promotes, facilitates and supports educational training programs for students, staff and faculty.
  • Develops and facilitates programs, policies, initiatives and communication material that aim to educate on and create awareness about equity, inclusivity, consent, human rights and social justice. 
  • Provides space on campus for students to share their lived experiences in a confidential manner as well as offering support to those who seek to disclose incidents involving marginalization.
  • Serves as a representative for the university at various other institutions and events that pertain to equity and inclusivity.
  • Works in collaboration with staff and faculty to create and maintain standard operating procedures that are proactive in nature, informed by current human rights principles and practices and address the evolving needs of students in the areas of human rights and inclusivity.