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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Community events and initiatives

Community events and initiatives are organized by students. See upcoming and current initiatives below:

Student who attended the leadership conference in 2020.

Student Leadership Conference

 The Student Leadership Conference brings Ontario Tech students together to share ideas and learn from one another. Students will explore concepts related to leadership and work to inspire positive change within the campus community, and beyond. 

The Student Leadership Conference is open to all students at the university. 

 

Community Nights

Join us for community nights throughout the summer as we connect to topics in equity, diversity and inclusion.

Let's Tote Sex 
Wednesday, July 13 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. 

Design consent-themed tote bags while supplies last. We will also be showing a movie at 3 p.m. that explores sex in the media as it pertains to equity, diversity and inclusion. 

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