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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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Amanda Robinson

Headshot of Amanda RobinsonAmanda Robinson is a passionate educator with a robust portfolio in training, online facilitation, and career development. She has over ten years of experience teaching and training at the post-secondary level in communications, digital media studies, and the liberal arts. She is an Academic Associate in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Ontario Tech University, where she has taught since 2013. As a lifelong learner, Amanda is currently working on the completion of her doctoral degree at York University and a certificate in eLearning Development at Durham College. Amanda is an Oshawa local who has spearheaded several notable public history initiatives, including walking tours for the City of Oshawa and Heritage Oshawa. She has been quoted and featured in the media, including stories from the Globe & Mail, Metroland, the Business News Network and the Toronto Sun on the history of industry in Oshawa. Amanda is a storyteller by nature, and has contributed to various projects in the creative arts, including research for an award-winning children’s television show on PBS. Having also authored educational and digital content for the Ontario Heritage Trust, Historica Canada, and Durham College, she has extensive experience working in project and content development. Amanda is passionate about delivering engaging and accessible online education to career professionals at Ontario Tech to help prepare them for a competitive and changing world.