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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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Community message: London tragedy

University lowers flags to honour lost lives

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Ontario Tech University is immensely saddened by the recent act of violence toward a Muslim family in London, Ontario. We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of those who were killed and injured, and to the Muslim community affected by this tragedy.

“We condemn all forms of racism, hatred, bigotry and prejudice, and we continue to stand with the Muslim community,” says Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor. “As an institution, we value diversity and we will continue our efforts to educate as we work to eliminate all forms of discrimination and hate.”

We understand that this news may be traumatic for some. If you’re in need of support, please contact: