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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 Mass Notification System

The Office of Campus Safety uses the Alertus mass notification system to notify students and employees of high-priority, active threats on campus that have the potential to affect their immediate safety (e.g. a violent aggressor, a secure-and-hold situation or urgent evacuations).

Alertus informs the campus community as quickly as possible of the potential threat. Subsequent communications will be distributed by the Emergency Management Response Team through existing channels.

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.


Step-by-step setup

  • 1. Download Alertus

    Search for the Alertus app within the App Store or Google Play Store, and download it to your mobile device.

    Alternatively, use the QR codes or select the links below to download Alertus for:


    How the Alertus app appears within the App Store

  • 2. Install and register the app

    When prompted, enter the campus organization code and PIN, plus a valid email address.

    • Organization code: cirens
    • PIN: 226116

    For detailed instructions, download the installation guide for:

  • 3. Confirm your account
    An email confirmation will be sent to your email account. Open the link in the email to verify your Alertus account.
  • 4. Confirm your password

    The system may ask you to confirm a password. Enter the original PIN: 226116. Once the PIN is entered, you will be directed to the Alertus app home page to set up your notifications to properly receive alerts.

    How the alertus app homepage appears on a mobile phone

  • 5. Subscribe to the Campus Target Mobile Group

    When prompted to subscribe to a group, select Campus Targeted Mobile Group an enter the original PIN: 226116.

    Alertus group subscription screen shot

  • 6. Recommended Alertus configurations
    • Allow notifications
    • Include banners and lock screen
    • Banner style: Persistent
    • Sounds: On
    • Show previews: Always

    the recommended configurations for the Alertus app