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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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Dr. Akira Tokuhiro (speaking), Dean, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, Ontario Tech University.

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Screen image from a 2020 Open House session at Ontario Tech University.

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As physical-distancing protocols continue, Ontario Tech University is driving high-tech ways to digitally take its campus… off campus. On Saturday, March 27, students and families interested in the university will be able to visit Ontario Tech at its next Virtual Open House.

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Aerial view of the Campus Ice Centre.

Campus Ice Centre to become COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

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Testing wastewater samples in a Faculty of Science laboratory at Ontario Tech University (September 2020).

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Ontario Tech University marks Black History Month

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Start earning micro-credentials today at Ontario Tech University

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