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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

Durham College and Canada's newest university help learning disabled students make the grade

The transition from high school to college or university can be a very stressful time filled with uncertainty for any student. But for students with learning disabilities, the challenges are even greater.

Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology presents: Transitioning to Post-Secondary Education for Students with Learning Disabilities, an information seminar to help students succeed in the post-secondary environment.

The March 27 seminar will address the key issues of receiving post-secondary support for learning disabled students, and the documentation needed to acquire support; the expectations placed on students; and the differences in legislation, service delivery and accommodations between high-school and post-secondary levels.

All grade 12 students with learning disabilities, family members, friends and interested media are encouraged to attend the seminar this Saturday, from 1-3 p.m.


Where: Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario
UA1120 (Lecture Hall E)
When: Saturday, March 27 from 1-3 p.m.

Centre for Students with Disabilities backgrounder

The Centre for Students with Disabilities offers services for the shared campus community of Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Support includes sign language interpretation, assembling alternative format reading material, and classroom and exam technical assistance. Both schools are dedicated to creating a barrier-free campus. In winter 2003, an Accessibility Working Group was established to ensure barrier-free facilities, policies and procedures for the growing campus.

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