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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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Safety in public places

While in a public place, the following are a few safety measures to consider:   

  • Avoid walking alone and using shortcuts through unfamiliar, deserted areas;
  • Look confident and be aware of your surroundings;
  • Travel in well-lit areas and away from bushes, doorways and buildings. Try to take routes that are used by other people;
  • Carry emergency cab fare;
  • If you must stay late on campus use the Work Alone program and move your car closer to a building, in a well-lit area;
  • Use the Campus Walk program at night to get an escort;
  • Have your keys ready so you can enter your car or residence quickly;
  • Check in and under your vehicle before entering;
  • Lock your car as soon as you enter or leave it; and
  • Keep car windows and sunroof closed.