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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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Updated May 25, 2022

To ensure the safety of our campus, the university’s mandatory mask directive remains in effect in all Ontario Tech buildings until the beginning of the Fall term We will reassess the situation and provide an update closer to the beginning of the 2022-2023 academic year.

We ask individuals to continue to bring their masks when arriving to campus and to wear them when inside a university building.

Exceptions apply to those who:

  • Have health, respiratory and sensory issues.
  • Have varying abilities.
  • Are unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • Have other valid reasons.

For more information, see our frequently asked questions about masks.

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