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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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Essential services

The following information is an excerpt (Section 6) from the university’s Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Closure policy and procedure.

The operations deemed to be Essential Services that must be kept in operation when the university is closed are as follows:

  • Campus Security
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Emergency repair and maintenance
  • Food service in residence
  • HVAC and electrical service
  • Information Technology Services
  • Labs that require continued operation, including animal care
  • Parking services
  • Residence and Conference Centre
  • Snow removal (grounds crew), if required
  • Switchboard

Deans and directors are responsible for assigning duties to be conducted and for making reasonable arrangements for the protection of essential services staff. The specific staff members who will be responsible for maintaining the above Essential Services are designated by the Dean or director responsible for those services. Deans and directors will consider individuals’ needs in assigning duties for Essential Services.