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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 2018

In support of its commitment to a healthy workplace, the university's Healthy Workplace Committee held its fifth annual Just for the Health of it Photo Contest this summer to promote physical fitness, activity and fun! This year’s theme was Ontario—Yours to Discover!  The contest was held over the summer and yielded 24 photo submissions. Faculty and staff were asked to submit photos of themselves taking part in any physical activity in one of the four categories. Prizes included university-branded merchandise to support further activity and reflection.

Our winners and honourable mentions are featured below:

Dana Carnwith, IT Services

Dana Carnwith, Information Technology (IT) Services

 Tyler Novak, IT Services

Tyler Novak, IT Services

Susanne Brown, Research and Trust Accounting

Susanne Brown, Research and Trust Accounting

 

Category A: Physical fitness @ UOIT

 

Category A: Physical Fitness @ UOIT

 

Category B: Family AND FRIENDS

 

Category B: Family and Friends

 

Category C: Individual/reflection

 

Category C: Individual/Reflection

 

Category D: mental well-being

 

Category D: Mental Well-Being

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

Many of our submissions deserve honourable mention for captivating us by their fitness heroism, commitment or creativity.