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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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Anticipated inclement weather (February 27-28): university to remain open

Polonsky Commons at Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa location.
Polonsky Commons at Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa location.


The Emergency Management Response Team is monitoring the anticipated winter weather expected to affect Southern Ontario later this afternoon (Monday, February 27) and early tomorrow morning (Tuesday, February 28). The snow accumulation is not expected to be significant. The university will remain open. We will continue to monitor the accumulation and inclement weather. If the weather changes, we will update the campus community on any operational changes.

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.

Reporting snow or ice hazards on campus:

If you see a snow or ice hazard on campus, please contact Security at 905.721.3211 and provide the exact location and situation so it can be safely addressed.

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