Skip to main content
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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Ontario Tech University and Durham College raise $21,000 for students in need over the holiday season

The success of the campus Holiday Food Drive would not be possible without the kindness of volunteers, who rolled up their sleeves on December 15 to help sort, pack and deliver food to students in need.
The success of the campus Holiday Food Drive would not be possible without the kindness of volunteers, who rolled up their sleeves on December 15 to help sort, pack and deliver food to students in need.

Faculty and staff from Ontario Tech University and Durham College opened their hearts to students in need through the annual campus Holiday Food Drive in December 2019. A longstanding campus tradition, the food drive provides hampers of food and financial assistance to students from both institutions during the holiday season. This year, the drive raised more than $21,000 and helped 332 students and their families.

The Holiday Food Drive is organized annually by Ontario Tech, Durham College, the Kinsmen Club of Oshawa, Ontario Tech Student Union and Durham College Students Inc.

Quotes:

“We are grateful for the continued generosity of our students, faculty and staff at both institutions. Thank you to everyone who gave their time, donated food, and hosted or supported the many fundraisers that make this drive possible each year. We received many notes of appreciation from students and we want everyone to know that their efforts made the holiday season brighter for many students and their families.”                                                                     -Sarah Rasile, Director, Student Success, Ontario Tech University

 

“I would like to thank everyone for another successful Holiday Food Drive. There is an amazing culture of giving at both Durham College and Ontario Tech, which is evident on campus every day. That is what makes this event so successful.”    -Kevin Griffin, Professor, School of Justice and Emergency Services, Durham College