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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 thanks volunteers for contributing to a stronger, more resilient campus community

National Volunteer Week salutes individuals for their dedication and generosity

Nine people holding up signs to read, Volunteer.

Volunteers at Ontario Tech University illustrate how the power of one thoughtful act can bring people together and help us grow and thrive. The university is fortunate to have many committed individuals who demonstrate inspiring acts of kindness and generosity.

In celebration of National Volunteer Week from Sunday, April 18 to Saturday, April 24, Ontario Tech recognizes the profound impact volunteers have on the success of our students and the welcoming and supportive environment they help to create.

“We understand the value of individuals who help others,” said Susan McGovern, Vice-President, External Relations and Advancement. “Thank you to all of our volunteers for giving your time, expertise, knowledge and compassion. Together we are working towards a common purpose to prepare our students to contribute and thrive in this tech-focused, ever-changing world.”

The spirit of volunteerism is exhibited by many, including the university’s Board of Governors, faculty, staff, students, alumni, community leaders, individuals and corporate partners. Every day, volunteers enhance our community and together we accomplish so much more.

Ontario Tech thanks everyone who made a difference this past year. The impact of their time and dedication continues to strengthen and improve our community and our world.