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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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Work Refusal Procedures

The university strives to ensure that all work is conducted in a healthy and safe manner. Any identified health and safety concern or unsafe condition should be brought to the attention of a supervisor or department head.

The Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act gives workers the right to refuse work that he or she believes to be unsafe. The Act sets out the specific procedure that must be followed during the work refusal process. It is important that employers, supervisors, workers and joint health and safety committee members/representatives understand this procedure.

In the event that a work refusal is initiated, please follow the Work Refusal Procedures.