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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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Northeast view of City of Oshawa

COVID-19’s lessons for community service delivery: local ideas drive local solutions

The unprecedented challenges posed by the pandemic form the focus of a new online course this summer for upper-year students at Ontario Tech University and Trent University Durham GTA. In partnership with the City of Oshawa, the City Idea Lab course has students exploring how communities can ‘future proof’ their services so they can be prepared for when the next crisis hits.

Ontario Tech University's Faculty of Education will hold its Best Practices in Online and Blended Learning conference from August 10 to 14.

Ontario Tech helping teachers do their homework on preparing for online teaching

For more than a decade, Ontario Tech University has been a leader in online and blended learning. From Monday, August 10 through Friday, August 14, Ontario Tech’s Faculty of Education will share its expertise and best practices with Ontario Kindergarten-to-Grade-12 teachers through an online teaching and learning conference.

Participants using a LittleBits snappable circuit kit to create a flashlight during a previous March Break Maker Camp at Ontario Tech University.

‘Introduction of coding in Grade 1 key to Ontario’s new math curriculum’: Ontario Tech experts

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Ontario Tech researcher helping Canada’s military battle right-wing extremism

The Department of National Defence’s Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) program will be funding the research expertise of Ontario Tech University’s Barbara Perry, PhD over the next three years to help examine the dynamics of hateful conduct and right-wing extremism in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Sunday, June 21 marks National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada.

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Epidemiologist Dr. Emma Bartfay is a Professor with Ontario Tech University's Faculty of Health Sciences.

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Good mental-health practices are everyone’s responsibility, says Ontario Tech researcher

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Douglas Allingham, Chair, Ontario Tech University Board of Governors (far right), with student volunteers.

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Dr. Serena Sohrab, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology, Ontario Tech University.

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