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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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Updated May 1, 2022

The university has paused its proof-of-vaccination directive. We’d like to thank those who have helped us keep our community safe by following this directive, which has enabled us to achieve a near-perfect vaccination rate among our campus community members. 

Note: If we need to reinstate this directive at any given time, we will not hesitate to do so to keep our campus safe.

All university community members are strongly encouraged to remain up-to-date on on vaccinations, securing the maximum number of doses available to them, when eligible. Vaccination remains the best protection against the worst effects of COVID-19 and its variants, and is the most important way to protect public health.