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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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Just for the health of it Photo Contest 2017

In support of its commitment to a healthy workplace, the university's Healthy Workplace Committee held its fourth-annual Just for the Health of it Photo Contest this summer to promote physical fitness, activity and fun! The contest ran all summer and yielded 25 photo submissions. Faculty and staff were asked to submit photos of themselves taking part in any physical activity in one of four categories. Prizes included university athletic wear to support further activity and reflection.

Our winners and runner-up honourable mentions are featured below:

2017 Photo Contest Winners

Category A: Physical fitness @ UOIT

Winner: Zowie Vonkalckreuth, Work Study Student, Office of the Registrar

Category B: Family and friends

Winner: Bevin Moolenschot, Information Technology (IT) Program Developer, IT Services

Category C: Individual/reflection

Winner: Christie Attwood, Campus Recreation Co-ordinator, Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre

Category D: mental well-being

Winner: Nadia Harduar, Asset and Sustainability Planner, Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability


Congratulations to our winners for meeting all our photo contest submission requirements!

Many of our submissions deserve honourable mention for being runners-up or just captivating us by their fitness heroism, commitment or creativity.

2017 Photo Contest Honorable Mention

2017 Photo Contest Submissions