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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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Shut Up and Write!

Graduate student receiving feedback from a writing specialist  Shut Up & Write! is an opportunity for graduate students to work in a supportive environment where everyone has the same goal - to write. You can bring anything that you are working on: a thesis chapter, literature review, conference paper or proposal. Also, attendees will have a chance to meet individually with a Writing Specialist for a 45-minute writing consultation.


  1. Cell phones must be switched off and put away.
  2. During the writing sessions, you can't talk, leave the room or use social media.
  3. Your laptop or tablet must be used for writing.

Stay tuned for more information regarding the next Shut Up & Write session.

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