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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’s ongoing mask directive continuing until further notice

Student wearing mask on campus

The health and well-being of the campus community remains Ontario Tech University’s top priority.

To help minimize the spread of COVID-19, the university’s existing mandatory mask directive will continue in all university buildings until further notice. 

We must stay vigilant in the face of new variants and the flu season. Masking is not only important for the health and safety of the campus community, but also protects the most vulnerable. The university’s mask directive will help us to continue enjoying on-campus learning and social activities in a safe environment.

It’s also important that every member of our campus community continues to act responsibly and do their part to ensure we remain safe and healthy by following these additional preventive health measures:

  • Remain up-to-date on vaccinations, securing the maximum number of doses available to you, when eligible. This remains the best protection against the worst effects of COVID-19 and its variants, and is the most important way to protect public health.
  • Stay home if feeling unwell or if you have tested positive for COVID-19, and follow the university’s reporting guidelines.
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest public-health information from the Province of Ontario and Durham Region.

The university will adjust its operations or health and safety measures as necessary to keep its campus safe, and communicate any changes as health conditions on the ground evolve.