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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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University marking National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, December 6

Candles lit for National Day Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On Wednesday, December 6, Canada will remember the 14 women murdered at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal on that day in 1989 in an act of gender-based violence.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology will hold a ceremony to recognize the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Organized by the university’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, the event will take place at 1 p.m. in the ACE Atrium (which connects to the Ontario Power Generation Engineering Building).

The ceremony will remember and honour the women who lost their lives that day. It will also provide an opportunity for the campus community to share stories and reflect on the violence that remains a daily reality for girls and women around the world.


“I am very saddened and my heart goes out to the victims affected by this tragic event. I am hopeful that we can continue to grow and strive towards becoming better, respectful and thoughtful of one another.”
-Nasim Moallemi, PhD, Academic Associate, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

For more information, please contact:

Yasmin Abdulla
Program Assistant, Women in Engineering and Engineering Outreach
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
905.721.8668 ext. 3646