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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Just For the Health of It Photo Contest

To support the university’s commitment to a healthy workplace, the university’s Healthy Workplace Committee (HWC) will once again hold the Just For the Health of It Photo Contest.

This initiative promotes physical fitness, mental well-being and fun!

This summer, snap photos of yourself participating in any type of physical activity or mental well-being activity benefiting your health and share them with us.

This year’s theme is Water and connecting with our environment—whether it is in our own backyard (e.g. at our local conservation areas) or overseas (e.g. being mindful of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserving and sustainably using the oceans, seas and marine resources). We invite faculty and staff to submit photos related to one or more of the categories listed below, together with a caption about how your photo connects you to water and our environment. You could win a prize and be acknowledged within the university community.

Contest details

The contest will run Monday, June 24 through Friday, September 13.

Submission deadline

  •  Friday, September 13

Contest categories

 Photos should capture and clearly display images that fit into one of the following categories:

  • Category A – Physical activity at the university (physical activity around campus)
  • Category B – Family and friends (physical activity while surrounded by/with family or friends)
  • Category C – Individual/reflection (physical activity or reflection captured while alone)
  • Category D Mental Well-being (mindfulness, self-reflection, meditation)

The HWC will announce winning photos in late September and feature a 2019 Water photo gallery through the university’s media outlets.

Prizes include fitness goodies, university apparel and more!

Submission details

  • One photo submission per category, per person (four photos maximum per employee).
  • Amateur photos only, taken between Monday, June 24 and Friday, September 13 (photos should clearly meet category criteria).
  • Maximum size: 10MB
  • Use the following naming convention for each photo you submit: [category]_[last name]; e.g. A_Smith; B_Smith; C_Smith; D_Smith.
  • Provide a photo caption describing your photo as you discover Ontario (maximum of 140 characters).

Join us in being active, fit and maintain a healthy mind this summer! Let your energy flow and get creative.