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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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Upcoming emergency services training at the university’s north Oshawa campus location – May 30

Emergency notification

Members of the Durham Regional Police Service, Oshawa Fire Service, Durham Emergency Medical Services and the university’s Office of Campus Safety (OCS) will perform emergency service training exercises at the university’s north Oshawa campus location on Tuesday, May 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The emergency service agencies and OCS will test emergency response plans to ensure an effective response to an incident on campus.

If you see tactical units, K9 units, HAZMAT personnel or an increase in first responders on campus, please note there is no active incident taking place.

Some areas in the Energy Research Centre (ERC), Gordon Willey Building, and Business and Information Technology Building will be temporarily blocked off during the training exercise. If you’re on campus, please avoid the closed-off training areas.  

OCS and emergency response partners will oversee all operations during the training exercise with onsite safety officers clearly identified.

For more information, contact Thomas Bezruki, Manager, Emergency Management, at ext. 3107.