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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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Parent and child walking

Ontario Tech researcher co-launches online resource to help parents navigate COVID-19

Dr. Lindsay Malloy, Associate Professor with Ontario Tech’s Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, has teamed up with Dr. Amanda Zelechoski, an Associate Professor of psychology at Valparaiso University in Indiana, U.S., to launch Pandemic Parenting: a free online web platform parents can turn to for science-based research around coping with stresses and meeting children’s needs during COVID-19.

North Oshawa Campus Library at Ontario Tech University

Campus Library gearing up for Fall term

As the Ontario Tech University community prepares for blended learning and primarily online course delivery this fall, the Campus Library team is getting ready to support teaching and learning with a mix of in-person and online services.

Students in Campus Library

Campus Library addressing commercial textbook-access challenges in online environment

The traditionally high cost of textbooks and other course materials represents a major financial hurdle for many university students. As part of Ontario Tech University’s commitment to encouraging an engaging and barrier-free student learning experience, the university’s Campus Library offers a print Course Reserve service. Each semester, more than 900 items are available for students to borrow for a one- or three-day period.

Northeast view of City of Oshawa

COVID-19’s lessons for community service delivery: local ideas drive local solutions

The unprecedented challenges posed by the pandemic form the focus of a new online course this summer for upper-year students at Ontario Tech University and Trent University Durham GTA. In partnership with the City of Oshawa, the City Idea Lab course has students exploring how communities can ‘future proof’ their services so they can be prepared for when the next crisis hits.