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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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Reaffirming Ontario Tech University’s commitment to equitable and barrier-free access to education

Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa campus location.
Ontario Tech University's north Oshawa campus location.

On June 29, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against inclusion of race as criteria for consideration in college and university admissions. In view of this ruling, Ontario Tech reaffirms our commitment to celebrating the diversity of our community, while equally continuing to seek meaningful ways to ensure access to an equitable and barrier-free education for all.

At Ontario Tech, we believe that education is a foundational human right that supports the advancement of knowledge and innovation. The university remains dedicated to advancing a respectful, inclusive and collaborative exchange of knowledge that champions diversity, celebrates the identities, achievements and well-being of all, and empowers us to make society a better place for our campus community and our planet.

We understand that our community members may have different perspectives, thoughts and support needs in light of this announcement, the university reminds students, faculty and staff about the resources available to support them in their individual journeys as we collectively process this information and chart a path forward together: