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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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Ontario Tech thanks donors on National Philanthropy Day

Ontario Tech thanks donors on National Philanthropy Day

In celebration of National Philanthropy Day on Friday, November 15, Ontario Tech University expresses its sincere appreciation to donors for their ongoing support.

Because of you, our students succeed in their learning journey in Ontario Tech’s dynamic and entrepreneurial environment. They care about improving the lives of others. They learn to challenge and disrupt the status quo. They envision what could be.

“Thank you to our donors for inspiring and equipping our students and our graduates to make a positive impact in a tech-focused world,” says Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ontario Tech University. “Your support offers them a unique educational experience that will define not only their future, but the university’s as well. Together, we are creating a new generation of problem solvers, future leaders and critical thinkers.”

To learn more about the difference donors make in the lives of Ontario Tech students, watch our thank-you video at