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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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Lockdown External Audible Alarm (LEAA)

The university's north Oshawa campus location, situated at 2000 Simcoe Street North, is equipped with an exterior audible alarm system. This alarm is activated when a decision is made for the campus to go into lockdown.

The Lockdown External Audible Alarm (LEAA) is only activated to alert the community about an immediate active-threat emergency.

The alarm is only audible outdoors (ie: bus loop, Polonsky Commons, parking lots).

When you hear the LEAA:

  • Anyone in immediate danger should attempt to flee the campus.
  • Avoid entering the buildings, unless safe to do so, and then immediately follow lockdown procedures.

 Campus Security uses many overlapping methods to notify the public about a lockdown, including:

If you hear any one of the notifications please respond immediately and follow lockdown procedures.