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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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Ridgebacks men's hockey Assistant Coach Paul Ranger featured in TSN documentary

Paul Ranger is also a Kinesiology student in the Faculty of Health Sciences

Paul Ranger, Assistant Coach, Ridgebacks men's hockey team, at the Campus Ice Centre.
Paul Ranger, Assistant Coach, Ridgebacks men's hockey team, at the Campus Ice Centre.

Ridgebacks men’s hockey Assistant Coach and former National Hockey League player Paul Ranger shares his experience and perspectives in dealing with mental health challenges in a powerful TSN original documentary. The feature entitled The Mystery of Paul Ranger airs for the first time on TSN’s flagship program SportsCentre on Tuesday, January 30.

The university community joins the Ridgebacks varsity program in commending Coach Ranger on his courage to speak out and his willingness to help others. The program coincides with activities this week surrounding Bell Let’s Talk, an annual nationwide initiative in support of mental illness and mental health awareness.