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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

Indoor safety

Here are a few safety tips to assist you while working inside a building on campus:

  • Be aware of your surroundings, particularly the general campus layout, exits, rooms and offices;
  • Be alert in confined spaces such as washrooms and stairwells;
  • Follow your instincts. If your gut says you’re in danger, leave quickly. Call Campus Security at 905.721.8668 ext. 2400 or 905.721.3211 or use a Code Blue station to get help;
  • Before you leave an area, check for strangers. Report strange incidents or suspicious behaviour to Campus Security at 905.721.8668 ext. 2400 or 905.721.3211;
  • Use the buddy system. Let someone know where you are and when you expect to be home if you’re out late at night or have a friend join you; 
  • Sign in with the Work Alone program;
  • Don't use headsets that distract you from paying attention to your surroundings;
  • Use exits closest to your mode of transportation;
  • Don't leave a purse, computer or other belongings out of your sight, even for a short time. Mark personal items with your initials or student number; and
  • Don't give your locker combination to others. Always spin your lock past the last number.

Tip:  Add Campus Security at 905.721.3211 as a speed dial number on your phone.