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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 12: November 20, 2020

Access to some on-campus services and facilities changing on Monday, November 23

Following the Durham Region’s move to the red ‘control’ zone of Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework, and in adherence to provincial directives, access to some services on campus will change effective Monday, November 23.

  Note: In-person classes and labs will continue as usual.

 Affected services:

  • Closed:
    • 2200 North (restaurant at Campus Ice Centre)
  • Gathering limits for:
    • Athletics facilities– a maximum of 10 people per room indoors, or 25 people outdoors, at:
      • Campus Ice Centre (excluding 2200 North)
      • Campus Fieldhouse
      • Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre, including The FLEX (area with weights or exercise equipment) and indoor track.
    • Food services – maximum 10 people seated indoors at the UB Café (Business and Information Technology Building, first floor). The gathering limit does not include cafeteria workers. Patrons must provide their contact information (one per party).

Note: If Durham Region Public Health posts additional restrictions, this list will be updated accordingly.

Important reminders:

Our ability to provide a safe on-campus experience depends upon each member of the university community doing their part for our collective health and safety. Thank you for your co-operation.

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