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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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Work-from-home and move to online learning and online services as of noon, Wednesday, January 25


Due to the expected inclement weather conditions, and on the recommendation of local external partners in emergency services, effective at noon on Wednesday, January 25, Ontario Tech University will shift to online learning and online services. Students should monitor Canvas for class updates from faculty members.

Campus facilities, including the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre, Learning Commons, and Libraries will close. The Campus Ice Centre will remain open. Student services such as academic advising and mental health counselling will be available online.

Travelling to campus:

If you need to travel to or from campus, allow for plenty of time, and travel with due caution and care, especially if you are in an area heavily affected by the weather. If you cannot get to campus, contact your supervisor or professor regarding your absence. 

Students, faculty and staff are reminded they are responsible for determining when weather conditions make their travel unsafe.

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