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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Stage 1 – Maintain and prepare the campus

Goal: Continue our efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19 while prioritizing academic delivery and essential campus activities.

  • Share templates and plan parameters with unit leaders.
  • Expand safety measures/initiatives in correspondence with Stage 1 operational expansion.
  • Work from home continues for faculty and staff.
  • Prepare for Stage 2 operational expansion.
  • Develop and implement physical distancing measures (e.g. traffic flow, classroom and lab setup, workstations, etc.).
  • Install necessary signage to reinforce public health guidelines and physical distancing reminders.
  • Physical campus except in special approved circumstances.
  • Common areas (e.g. cafeteria, library, student gathering space, lunchrooms).
  • Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre and Athletic facilities.
  • Food services.
  • Domestic and international business travel restrictions remain in effect.
  • No on-campus events or activities outside of limited research and academic programming.
  • Remote faculty-led teaching and learning of current semester.
  • Limited hands-on instruction and placement activity following physical distancing guidelines.
  • Prioritization of essential research.
  • Remote delivery of student supports, services (with accommodations available through Student Accessibility Services) and virtual recruitment.
  • Limited (essential) return to onsite staffing (e.g. facilities management, bookstore, faculty and lab technicians in identified programs, IT, cleaners).
  • Essential maintenance activity.
  • Construction, and critical or prioritized capital activity.