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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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Campus Library workshop - Free and Findable: An Introduction to Open Data – October 26 and 28

Open Access Week 2021

The growing Open Access movement focuses on making the results of scholarly research and scientific inquiry available online free of charge, and increasing the availability and impact of research.

In recognition of International Open Access Week (Monday, October 25 through Sunday, October 31), the Campus Library will host Free and Findable: An Introduction to Open Data Online, a workshop to to help faculty, staff, students and the general public learn about the potential benefits of open access.

In this workshop you’ll learn what open data is, how you can use it for your research or small-business endeavours, and where to find open data at the municipal, provincial, national, and international levels. In the hands-on segment of the workshop, you’ll access local municipal data using the City of Oshawa’s Open Data portal.

Register for one of two sessions:

To sign up for additional workshops on open access or other topics, visit the Library’s Workshops and Events page.