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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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Alertus app

The Alertus App is our primary channel to inform students, faculty and staff of high- priority, active threats on campus that have the potential to affect their immediate safety (such as secure and hold or urgent evacuation).

In an emergency, we will communicate through as many channels as possible, including:

If you hear or see any notifications, respond immediately and follow the directions of Campus Security.

The  Alertus Mobile App is available for all iPhone and Android mobile devices as a free app download. Setup is quick and easy. Alertus can be used by anyone from within or outside the campus community.

Alertus beacon

In certain areas of campus where it is determined public address announcements are not sufficient (e.g. Library) or in labs and areas where a computer is not readily available, an Alertus beacon device may be installed on a wall.

When the beacon is activated, a lighting system will flash, a high-pitched alarm will sound, and messaging will appear in the text area.

When the system is activated:

  • Follow the emergency guidelines.
  • Listen for further directions from Campus Security.

Alertus desktop

In the event of an emergency on campus CIRENS may send a signal to network computers advising of the emergency.

When the system is activated:

  • Follow the emergency guidelines.
  • Listen for further directions from Campus Security.

Lockdown External Audible Alarm

Lockdown external audible alarm (LEAA) alerts anyone outdoors on campus of a lockdown situation within the campus buildings. Sample of how the LEAA sounds.

LEAA will only be activated to alert the community about an immediate, active threat and will only be audible outdoors on campus in areas such as the bus loop, parking lot, Charles Hall, etc.

When you hear the alarm:

  • Attempt to flee the campus if you are in immediate danger.
  • Avoid entering the buildings, unless safe to do so, and then immediately follow lockdown guidelines