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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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REMINDER: Secure-and-hold drill at downtown Oshawa location February 26

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As part of its commitment to campus safety, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will hold an emergency secure-and-hold drill at the university's downtown Oshawa location on Thursday, February 26 at 9:45 a.m.

The following buildings will be affected:

  • 61 Charles Street Building
  • Bordessa Hall, 55 Bond Street East
  • Education Building, 11 Simcoe Street North
  • Regent Theatre, 50 King Street East
  • UOIT-Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre, 151 Athol Street East

The drill is designed to build awareness around the steps to take in the event of an actual secure-and-hold event while testing the university’s emergency response plan and secure-and-hold procedures in order to identify areas for improvement. An outline of the drill can be found on the secure-and-hold webpage.

The Office of Campus Safety will use the Campus Incident Response Emergency Notification System (CIRENS) to notify staff, faculty and students of a secure-and-hold event. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to follow the university on Twitter to receive CIRENS messages, not only for this exercise, but for all emergent situations on campus.