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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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Library Archives

The Ontario Tech Archives is a collection of University records which document the history of the institution.

  • The Archives acquires and preserves university records including, but not limited to, the following:
    • official records of administrative, legal, historical value
    • semi-official records including items which document the institution's history, records of student activities, architectural plans, campus maps, significant records of departments, research centres and programs
    • publications, papers and records which chronicle the institution's activities including student news publications, university news publications, press releases, faculty publications,
    • memorabilia including posters, clothing, programs from openings and dedications of campus buildings, oral histories, photographs, slides
    • personal and professional papers of individuals integral to the institution
  • Material donated to the Archives will become the exclusive property of the Archives.
  • Personnel records, financial records and student records are excluded from the collection.
  • The archives complies and operates within University policies (ie. copyright, FIPPA).
  • Access to the collection is by appointment only. All requests for archival information should be directed to the University Archivist or Chief Librarian.
Date Created: May 5, 2009
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