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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 in Level Four of the Ambassador Program. See upcoming and current initiatives below:

Student holding a Student Union water bottle wearing an Ambassador Shirt posing in front of a Ridgeback flag.Ridgeback Pride Photo Contest

October 19 to 23, 2020.

Submit a photo of you showing your Ridgeback Pride for a chance to win one of three gift cards to the Ontario Tech Campus Bookstore. Post on Instagram and tag @otstudentlife or upload your photo to be entered.

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Students doing crafts at Ambassador Winterfest.

Community Nights

Community Nights are opportunities to meet new people, play games, and de-stress.

October 28 - Friendworking

November 4 - Friendworking

November 6 - Friendworking

November 19 - No Stress, Just Netflix

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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. 
The Student Leadership Conference was Saturday, February 29. 2020. Stay tuned for information about the 2021 conference.