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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 University applauds its volunteers for their dedicated service to the university

Douglas Allingham, Chair, Ontario Tech University Board of Governors (far right), with student volunteers.
Douglas Allingham, Chair, Ontario Tech University Board of Governors (far right), with student volunteers.

The ongoing response to COVID-19 pandemic underscores Canadians’ deep capacity to step up and support others in need. In these challenging times, the tireless and invaluable work of volunteers is especially important to recognize.

During National Volunteer Week (Sunday, April 19 to Saturday, April 25), Ontario Tech University celebrates and thanks its many volunteers, including the university’s Board of Governors, students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Throughout the academic year, they contribute their time and resources to serve our community in countless ways. The university accomplishes so much more, thanks to their dedication and generosity.

By supporting key university initiatives or helping with on-campus events and varsity sports, our volunteers contribute to an enriched student experience and a welcoming environment for all.


‘When we give freely of our time and talents for the benefit of others, the collective bond of our entire community strengthens. Thank you to all our volunteers for the dedication and support you continue to provide; your example empowers our students to become future leaders and demonstrates the importance of giving back.’
- Susan McGovern, Vice-President, External Relations and Advancement, Ontario Tech University