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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 celebrates International Women’s Day


International Women’s Day (Friday, March 8) is a time to acknowledge, celebrate and empower women at Ontario Tech University, and to amplify the critical roles allies play in elevating women’s voices and aspirations. It’s also a day to reflect on and commit to the International Women’s Day 2024 theme of 'Inspire Inclusion' and to raise awareness of the progress made towards achieving gender equality, and the work that remains to be done.

Ontario Tech is marking this important day by celebrating the women in our community and organizing programs and events that support, inspire and encourage women.

Inspire Inclusion: Together We Can Make a Difference

This year’s featured International Women’s Day event at Ontario Tech is the Inspire Inclusion workshop hosted by Karlyn Percil, a Certified Emotional Intelligence and Neuro-Life Coach, and CEO of KDPM Consulting Group. Karlyn advances intersectional gender equity through research-backed tools, courses and workshops. She has appeared as a guest on various popular programs including Oprah’s LifeClass on The Oprah Winfrey Network, and CityLine. This event promises to celebrate, entertain and empower women and their allies.

  • When: Friday, March 8
    • Check-in: 10:30 to 11 a.m.
    • Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Where: Dixon/Alger Fireside Reading Room, North Oshawa Campus Library

Register online to participate.

For a list of other university initiatives and events, visit the International Women’s Day web page.


“International women’s day is an opportunity for us to acknowledge the contributions of the many women across our Ontario Tech community who continue to elevate and contribute to our success both internally, in community and globally. It is equally an opportunity to amplify the critical role allies play in creating space for women, ensuring visibility to their contributions and or to support in nurturing an inclusive community at Ontario Tech where women feel a sense of inclusion and belonging.”

- Ruth Nyaamine, Vice-President, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging