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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

Winter safety

Pedestrians are reminded to take extra care when travelling around campus during winter weather and conditions.

Here are tips to keep in mind:

Wear proper winter footwear to avoid slips and falls

Winter weather can often be unpredictable. Although the university provides timely snow removal and salt distribution to major pedestrian walkways, ramps, and entrances, students, faculty and staff should wear proper footwear with treads designed to grip icy surfaces to help avoid the possibility of slips and falls.

In rain or snow, use pedestrian walkways and avoid shortcuts

During and after inclement weather, areas surrounding on-campus pedestrian walkways and entrances may have the formation of snowbanks, deep snow, slush or puddles. You should avoid taking shortcuts through these areas and only use pedestrian walkways to avoid accidents or injury.

Report slippery conditions

If you observe a snow or ice hazard on campus, report it to Campus Security and provide the exact location and situation.

  • 905.721.3211 (mobile phone)
  • Ext. 2400 (Dial 2400 on any campus phone)