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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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Townhalls

The President’s Equity Taskforce (PET) established January 2018 is committed to supporting the development of a coordinated institutional strategy to promote an inclusive and welcoming environment at the university.

The objective of the consultation sessions is to arrive at a better understanding of practices, processes and other workplace activities that support the advancement of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) at the university.  This information will help as part of our efforts to inform future EDI planning and programming at Ontario Tech. 

We invite staff, students and faculty members to join our ongoing conversation about the underlying values that contribute to a better understanding of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) at Ontario Tech.

Here is what we are going to be talking about:

  • On matters related to EDI, what is your vision for the university?
  • What does EDI mean to you?
  • What practices, tools and supports related to EDI should be considered as part of strategy development?

WHERE and WHEN: Dates, times and locations vary. See schedule below for details.

North Oshawa:

  1. November 12 – 2 to 3 p.m. - UA 2130 (Staff, Faculty, Management)
  2. November 25 – 2 to 3 p.m. - UA 3150 (Students)

Downtown Oshawa:

  1. November 18 - 2 to 3 p.m. – DTA 217 (Students)
  2. November 21 – 9-10:00 – DTA 219 (Staff, Faculty, Management)

ADMISSION: Attendees are encouraged to RSVP, please note which session you will be attending so we can ensure enough seating for everyone. (I will work with communications on deciding the best method). Students, staff and faculty are invited to attend as many town halls as desired.


Please do not hesitate to let us know if you require assistance or accommodation, by emailing tara.ashley@ontariotechu.ca. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming town hall.