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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Preventing an assault on campus

The following tips are designed to help prevent being assaulted on campus:

  • Never risk personal injury to protect property or personal belongings;
  • Never admit you’re alone, either in person or on the phone. Mention that someone else is present;
  • Wait in well-lit areas for public transit and sit near the driver;
  • Be alert to others watching you and keep your distance;
  • Refuse to give your name, address or phone number to strangers, unless for legitimate purposes;
  • Trust your instincts; and
  • If you feel at risk, take action.

If assault occurs on campus:

  • Contact Campus Security at 905.721.8668 ext. 2400 or 905.721.3211;
  • Ask any staff member for help; and
  • Record a description of the suspect and details about the assault as soon as possible.