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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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Campus Connected

Campus Connected is a workshop for staff, faculty and students to learn how to engage with others with an attitude of caring and kindness, as well as listen with empathy and without judgement.campus connect, five hands hold the wrist of another to form a circle


Space is limited so please register today:

Students can register for a Campus Connected workshop through the Student Life Portal

Faculty and Staff can register through the Wellness at Work events page.

Join the movement

  • Attend a Campus Connected session.
  • Display the Campus Connected symbol. 
  • Be available to listen, care and help others.

Displaying the Campus Connected symbol

It means that the person displaying it:

  • Cares about you.
  • Will listen to you.
  • Will try to help you.

The importance of the program

Lack of social connection is a common theme that contributes to challenges experienced by university students. Students in need of connection feel profound loneliness, isolation, shame and fear of being judged negatively. Similarly, the lack of connection also contributes to staff and faculty’s compromised well-being.

It is not professional counselling support for distressing and crisis situations. In these situations, refer to professionals. In Campus Connected sessions you will learn details about how and where to refer others.

Benefits of being involved with the program

Supporting others benefits the helper. Voluntarily giving help to others protects our overall physiological health and emotional well-being.