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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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Battling COVID-19: Universities partner with industry, government to combat the pandemic

Opinion piece by Ontario Tech University President published in the National Post

Dr. Steven Murphy is the President and Vice-Chancellor of Ontario Tech University.
Dr. Steven Murphy is the President and Vice-Chancellor of Ontario Tech University.

On April 14, the National Post published an op-ed by President Dr. Steven Murphy on the important contributions universities like Ontario Tech are poised to make in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. From research discovery to collaboration with industry and government, technology can enable the development of new knowledge and new solutions to help communities grapple with the complex needs of these challenging times.