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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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CANCELLED: Seed Exchange Workshop – March 20

seed exchange workshop

Note: The university is looking to minimize the number of events on campus as much as possible over the next several weeks. In support of public health and the well-being of our campus community, the Seed Exchange Workshop has been cancelled.

The Campus Library invites faculty, staff and students to participate in the Seed Exchange Workshop on Friday, March 20. Guest speaker Ryan Cullen, Field Co-ordinator, School of Hospitality and Horticultural Science, Durham College, will teach participants how to plant seeds (available through the Library’s Seed Exchange program), care for plants, and save seeds for the fall.

Saving seeds is important for:

  • Developing seeds that become acclimated to the local climate.
  • Growing plants that are more pest-resistant.
  • Saving money on seeds and plants.
  • Knowing the origins of your food.
  • Becoming less dependent on large food producers.

When: Friday, March 20 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Where: North Oshawa Campus Library, Fireside Reading Room

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