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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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Messages from President Steven

Update on budget and priorities
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Update on budget and priorities

President Steven provides further insight into the state of our university as we approach the future. (February 2019)
ONTechU Discussions
Dr. Steven Murphy speaking in a lecture room for the "ONTechU Discussions with President Steven" event

ONTechU Discussions

Student, faculty and staff discussions with President Steven. (Fall 2018)
Presidents Town Hall
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President's Town Hall

How does the university better-engage students in their pursuit of learning? In this town hall, the President discusses plans for a ‘sticky campus’ and the university’s next building. (June 5, 2018)
Exam period strategies
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Exam period strategies

President Steven Murphy encourages students to seek supports for exam stress from the university's Office of Student Life.
A conversation with President Steven
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A conversation with President Steven

Hear the thoughts and the questions shared and Dr. Murphy’s responses as he learned more about the visions and aspirations for the university's future. (April 3, 2018)