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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

Update 7: October 1, 2020

Library visitor (September 30, 2 to 4 p.m.) tests positive for COVID-19

The university has been informed that a Durham College student who visited the Campus Library on September 30 between 2 to 4 p.m. has tested positive for COVID-19.

Immediately upon learning of this case, the Campus Library was closed for deep cleaning. The Campus Library will continue to be out of service for the appropriate number of days to ensure the health and safety of the campus community.

It is important to remember that Public Health leads COVID-19 contact tracing for any member of our community. We take our direction from Public Health who notifies us as soon as possible. 

After an individual’s test results are available, Public Health will determine whether a case is high risk. Public Health will only contact individuals as deemed necessary. Individuals are not to return to campus until they have been cleared by Public Health and given permission to return by the university’s Case Management team.

The health and safety of our campus community remains our highest priority and it’s important that everyone does their part. As a reminder, here are the processes and safety measures we have in place:

  • If you think you may be infected, if Public Health has asked you to isolate, or if you test positive, your first step should always be to notify the Case Management team. Please refer to our COVID-19 reporting document for additional details.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please do not come to campus. Seek guidance from Public Health.
  • If you become aware of someone who is perceived to be ill, or has tested positive, or lives with someone who has been exposed or has tested positive and has been to campus, please follow the steps outlined in our COVID-19 reporting document.
  • Wear a mask or face covering in all university buildings.
  • Follow physical distancing whenever possible, including when you are off campus. Remember, the Province of Ontario has recently changed the limits for private social gatherings to:
    • 10 people at an indoor event or gathering.
    • 25 people at an outdoor event or gathering.

We will continue to provide COVID-19 updates to the campus community through email, social media (as applicable), the Ontario Tech mobile app and on the Ready for You website.