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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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Convocation postponed

Updated June 12, 2020

In support of public health and the well-being of our campus community, in consultation with student leaders and university administration, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our traditional in-person Spring 2020 Convocation ceremony to Spring 2021. Updated information on the postponed ceremony will be shared when details are confirmed.

In the meantime, we still want to celebrate your achievements…

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 on your academic success! While we can’t celebrate in person right now, we're taking it online! Head over to our Class of 2020 celebration site dedicated to mark this momentous occasion and celebrate your Ontario Tech graduation. 

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