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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 celebrates International Women’s Day

Ontario Tech students experiment in a science lab at the university's north Oshawa campus location.
Ontario Tech students experiment in a science lab at the university's north Oshawa campus location.

International Women’s Day (IWD) (Tuesday, March 8) is an opportunity to recognize the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women in our community and around the world. It’s also a time to raise awareness of the progress made towards achieving gender equality, and the work that remains to be done.

The United Nations IWD 2022 theme, Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow, reflects the contribution of women and girls who are change-makers for climate adaptation and sustainability initiatives around the world.

This year, Ontario Tech will celebrate the significant contributions and perseverance of women in a variety of ways, including virtual programs and events.

For a list of university initiatives, visit the International Women’s Day web page.