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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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Traffic safety

Lock your vehicle and take the keys with you. Many auto thefts occur because the owner didn’t take time to secure their vehicle. Don't make your vehicle a target.

Don’t park in isolated, dark places if these areas can be avoided. Park where there are people about and where the parking area is well-lit.

Don’t leave valuable items unattended in your vehicle. Place expensive items such as electronic devices and textbooks in the locked trunk.

While riding in your car at night be aware of your surroundings. When approaching an intersection, leave one or two vehicle lengths’ distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you to create an escape route.

For the safety of everyone on campus, please remember the following:

  • Come to a full and complete stop at all stop signs;
  • Pedestrians on campus have the right of way at all crosswalks;
  • Wear your seat belt and ensure your passengers do too;
  • Don’t drink and drive! Have a designated driver or use public transportation;
  • Don’t park in non-designated areas. It impedes traffic flow and increases the risk of an accident on campus;
  • Maintain your vehicle properly. This includes light and brake systems as well as tires; and
  • Ensure your vehicle registration is valid.