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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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Campus Library space enhancements coming soon

Fireside reading room at the North Oshawa Library.
Fireside reading room at the North Oshawa Library.

A number of key projects are underway to create enhanced spaces and additional seating on the second and third floors of the university’s North Oshawa Library:

Fireside Reading Room

  • Installation of new fireplace insert.
  • Conversion of DVD racks into study space overlooking Polonsky Commons.
  • Addition of new comfort seating.

Second floor


Third floor

  • Installation of a laptop bar (long, narrow table to accommodate multiple laptops).
  • New quiet study space featuring height-adjustable tables (see third floor plan).  

The Campus Library expects to complete these enhancements by September. Watch for updates on the library’s Twitter (@OT_Libraries), Facebook (@OTLibraries) and Instagram (@ot_libraries) channels.