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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

Astrid DeSouza, PhD student in Community, Public and Population Health, class of 2024.
Astrid DeSouza, PhD student in Community, Public and Population Health, class of 2024.

On November 15, National Philanthropy Day, Ontario Tech University honours those who give.

The university sincerely appreciates the generosity and compassion its donors have shown Ontario Tech students and the university. Donors, partners and volunteers help the university grow, thrive and serve its students, the community and society.

Every day, Ontario Tech students make valuable contributions to classroom and research settings, and as future graduates they will move on to advance and enrich their fields. The commitment of Ontario Tech’s donors illustrates a strong belief in the university’s students and gives them the inspiration and encouragement to become future leaders who will make the world a better place.

“We are incredibly grateful for the kindness and generosity shown to the entire Ontario Tech community,” says James Barnett, Vice-President, Advancement, Ontario Tech University. “Thank you for believing in Ontario Tech and investing in our future.”

To learn more about the impact philanthropy is making in the lives of Ontario Tech students, the university invites you to view its National Philanthropy Day thank-you video.