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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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Update 2: June 26, 2020

The university is working through stages to re-open research on campus.

As of June 26, 2020 we are entering into Stage 2 of Recovery.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, the Return to On-Campus Research Task Force has been working collaboratively to advise on processes to facilitate the staggered and phased in expansion of research activities on campus.

Many researchers continue to experience delays in their research due to the need to scale back and/or stop campus research activities to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and reduce the impact on our health-care system. Recommencing research activities on-campus is a priority for the university; however, there are many complex and interconnecting considerations that require co-ordination among the various established task forces and operational units (e.g. facilities, security) to ensure alignment with public-health requirements.

An Expansion of On-Campus Research Framework has now been established, and the campus is moving into Phase 2 of research recovery. The framework outlines:

The process and forms for researchers to apply to return to on-campus research are available on the Ready for You website's return to on-campus research approval process and forms page.

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