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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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Bring the Campus Library into your class using Canvas

To support online and blended course delivery, Ontario Tech's Librarians have developed three e-learning modules instructors can import into their Canvas courses. The text, images, videos, interactive quizzes and activities included in these modules support the development of information literacy skills in your class so students are prepared to find, evaluate and ethically use information from a variety of sources in their assignments.

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North Oshawa Campus Library opening September 8

As the Ontario Tech University community prepares for blended learning and primarily online course delivery this fall, the Campus Library team is ready to support teaching, learning and research with a mix of in-person and online services.

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Campus Library addressing commercial textbook-access challenges in online environment

The traditionally high cost of textbooks and other course materials represents a major financial hurdle for many university students. As part of Ontario Tech University’s commitment to encouraging an engaging and barrier-free student learning experience, the university’s Campus Library offers a print Course Reserve service. Each semester, more than 900 items are available for students to borrow for a one- or three-day period.

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REDress Campus Campaign to shine spotlight on MMIWG2S crisis – February 10 to 14

From Monday, February 10 to Friday, February 14, the REDress Campus Campaign at Ontario Tech University and Durham College will raise awareness, generate conversation, inspire action and honour those who have been touched by the historic and ongoing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S) crisis.

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Ontario Tech a university on the rise: 2020 Maclean’s magazine rankings

The 2020 Maclean’s magazine rankings of Canada’s universities affirms Ontario Tech University’s place in the top 10 of primarily undergraduate institutions. The new survey marks the first time the university appears in the Maclean’s rankings with its new Ontario Tech University brand.

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Campus Library space enhancements coming soon

A number of key projects are underway to create enhanced spaces and additional seating on the second and third floors of the university’s North Oshawa Library.

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Workshop: Finding and Using Open Textbooks – June 11

Have you ever considered replacing your course textbook with something more affordable and flexible? In this hands-on workshop, explore open textbooks (free online textbooks released under an open copyright license) and open educational resource collections, including supplementary materials such as quizzes and slides for specific courses.

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Want to start a podcast? The Campus Library can help

Discover how easy it is to produce a podcast with the Behringer Podcastudio recording kit! You can borrow this kit from the Campus Library for two weeks at a time. The kit includes everything you need for a simple podcast setup.

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Dawn of a new era: Say hello to Ontario Tech University

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology will begin writing a new chapter in the coming months as it transitions to a distinct new brand. Between now and the start of the next academic year in September, the campus will transform into Ontario Tech University. The university will sport a new look and feel with an exciting new visual identity and market positioning.

From left: In Future History, speaker/activist Sarain Fox and artist/archeologist Kris Nahrgang meet innovators who share their Indigenous knowledge to rewrite history and transform the future.

Watch the Future History docuseries

Looking for more ways to participate in the #Next150 challenge? The Campus Libraries have acquired streaming license for Future History, a docuseries about shifting the colonial narrative and celebrating the reclamation of Indigenous knowledge and identity.

First Contact takes six average Canadians, all with strong opinions about Indigenous people, on a unique 28-day journey into Indigenous Canada.

Watch First Contact: an Indigenous education television series

The Campus Library has obtained streaming licenses to First Contact, a television series that follows six average Canadians with strong opinions about Indigenous people on a month-long journey, where they learn about Indigenous culture, history and present-day communities.