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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 thanks volunteers for building confidence, connections and community

Volunteers helped out at the 2018 Graduating Class Challenge in January.
Volunteers helped out at the 2018 Graduating Class Challenge in January.

Volunteering is often seen as a selfless act; a person gives their time, skills, experience, and passion to help others, without expecting anything in return. While volunteering is a form of service, many volunteers say they get back more than they give. From opportunities to develop new skills, to finding meaningful personal connections, volunteering creates social and economic value for all.

During National Volunteer Week (Sunday, April 15 to Saturday, April 21), the University of Ontario Institute of Technology recognizes, celebrates and thanks its many volunteers, students, faculty, staff, board members and community members. These volunteers build confidence, connections and a culture of community within the university. Whether they lead initiatives or help with on-campus events and varsity sports, volunteers contribute to the student experience and make the university a better place.


“Thank you to all our volunteers for your dedication and support. Your hard work and commitment helps the University of Ontario Institute of Technology support our community and provide the best possible learning experience, and ensures our students develop into the innovators, entrepreneurs and citizen leaders of tomorrow.”
- Steven Murphy, PhD, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology