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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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A multi-stage approach

Over the next several weeks and months, areas across the province will begin to stabilize. We’ll continue to see stay-at-home restrictions lifted, resulting in a gradual return to campus. Note: This will be a lengthy process.

This has already begun in some Canadian provinces and we continue to monitor closely in an effort to develop best practices. To provide a clear vision of our next steps, we’ve established a multi-phase approach to returning to campus. The intention of each phase is to ensure the appropriate measures are in place to reopen safely, while respecting all areas across the institution with a focus on students and research, and keeping in line with public health and government guidelines.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19 and the constantly changing nature of public guidance and information during these unprecedented times, the Senior Leadership Team’s decision to advance to the next phase (or regress) will be influenced by the following factors:

  • Multi-level government and public-health data.
  • Progression of the government’s plan on reopening the province.
  • Our capacity to support the appropriate staged preventative measures and safety obligations.
  • Education and engagement of university members.
  • Post-secondary specific implications.