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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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Megan Hanzal

Megan HanzalAs a client services manager, Megan provides accounting and assurance services to not-for-profit organizations and privately held businesses in a variety of industries. She has a wide range of experience in accounting and assurance with various public, private and not-for-profit organizations, including real estate, retail, manufacturing, health care, day care, and credit unions.

Megan graduated from the University of Windsor with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce (co-op) in 2007 and obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 2009. She has been part of the Collins Barrow cooperative since 2004 as a cooperative education student and as a full time employee in 2007. Megan has also worked at the Chatham and Toronto locations of Collins Barrow.

As an active member of her community, she currently serves as Treasurer for the Alzheimer’s Society of Durham Region. Megan is also actively involved in the education of aspiring Chartered Professional Accountants, marking professional exams for both the Ontario and Canadian Institutes of Chartered Professional Accountants.