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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 University thanks donors on National Philanthropy Day

Kevon Watson, fourth-year Communication and Digital Media Studies student at Ontario Tech University.
Kevon Watson, fourth-year Communication and Digital Media Studies student at Ontario Tech University.

In honour of National Philanthropy Day on Tuesday, November 15, Ontario Tech University thanks donors for their generosity and kindness, especially during these extraordinary times.

Ontario Tech students are change-makers who are prepared to contribute and thrive in a world that is increasingly driven by technology and its implications on everyday life. They are provided with opportunities to create, develop, and challenge themselves to think about how we can use technology to create a more inclusive, accessible and sustainable world.

“We are so appreciative of the generosity and belief our donors have demonstrated to our students and university community,” says James Barnett, Vice-President, Advancement, Ontario Tech University. “Thanks to our donors, Ontario Tech is graduating the leaders of tomorrow who will drive positive change to improve our world.”

To learn more about the difference donors make in the lives of Ontario Tech students, watch our thank-you video, featuring Kevon Watson, fourth-year Communication and Digital Media Studies student: