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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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Ontario Tech University welcomes and celebrates the diversity of its community which serves to enrich all aspects of university life, academically, socially and culturally. The Office of Student Life supports this diversity through programming and activities that acknowledge the talents, interests and cultures of our students, as well as by providing specialized support for students living with disabilities, indigenous students, international students, online students, and mature, transfer and pathways students.

All students are encouraged to make the most of their university experience and plan for success. Student Life provides services in the following areas to promote students’ academic, personal and professional development: