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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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2022 Graduate Excellence Award Winners Dr. Joshua Hyman, Samantha Watson, Dr. Janette Hughes, and Erin Smith.

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Ontario Tech University 2022-2023 Chancellor’s Scholarship recipient Pritika Lally (Biological Science). Note: Available photos of other award recipients can be found below in the gallery section of the story.

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From left: Priya Asse (Mitacs Globalink undergraduate student**); Jasmine Madaan (Mitacs Globalink undergraduate student*); Rupendra Raavi (Ontario Tech master's degree student in Computer Science*); Mohammed Abid (Ontario Tech master's degree student in Computer Science*);  Iryna Parkhomchuck (Ukrainian undergraduate student under Mitacs Globalink*); Dr. Patrick Hung, Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT), Ontario Tech; Nikhil Gupta (Ontario Tech master's degree student in Information Technology Security*); Josue Daniel Valejo Coss (Mitacs Globalink undergraduate student*).*Supervised by Dr. Hung.**Supervised by Dr. Miguel Vargas Martin, FBIT.

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

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Ontario Tech sign at the university's downtown Oshawa location.

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