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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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Mandatory COVID-19  vaccinations for individuals coming to campus

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Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination FAQ

The health and safety of Ontario Tech University’s campus and the broader community has always been the university’s top priority. Following discussions surrounding the ongoing risks posed by COVID-19, including the emergence of new variants, Ontario Tech requires all students, faculty, staff and all other individuals coming to any campus location to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Students, faculty and staff who cannot be vaccinated, based on medical or other grounds recognized by the Ontario Human Rights Code, can request an accommodation. A COVID-19 Vaccination Accommodation Application Form is now available for download. 

We all have the responsibility of keeping each other safe. By supporting this mandatory vaccination directive, we all contribute to stopping the spread of COVID-19 and its variants, now and over the long term. The university will also continue to follow all Durham Region Public Health directives, including mask-wearing, hand-washing, frequent testing, and other possible measures, as required.

Ontario Tech will continue to communicate regular updates regarding mandatory vaccinations.

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