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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

Working From Home (WFH) Pets Photo Contest


Your Healthy Workplace Committee, recognizes that having some fun and together with humor and laughter can support your health and well-being. Along with the famous “you're on mute”, have you experienced scenarios where you say “sorry my dog is barking, I have to let him/her/all of them out” or “sorry everyone the cat just walked over my keyboard and I lost video”? If yes, perhaps you have a funny photo to share.

We invite you to share your funny pics of your pet(s) from your home office, to the “2021 Working From Home with Your Pet Photo Contest”. Submit your photos here.

You could win one of 3 prizes and everyone will have bragging rights!

Contest details: The contest will run April 1st through Thursday, September 30th .

Submission deadline:  Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Contest categories:  Photos should capture and clear display images that fit and it must be accompanied by a funny caption to match the photo related to a WFH pet experience.

The HWC will announce winning photos in late September and feature a photo gallery through the university’s media outlets.  Prizes will be gift cards for first, second and third place.

Submission details:

  • You may submit up to 4 photos
  • Amateur photos only
  • Maximum size: 10MB
  • Provide a photo caption describing your photo (maximum of 50 characters).

Good Luck! Submit here