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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

EDI Programming

Equity and inclusivity is an important value at Ontario Tech. These professional development offerings aim to help you learn about EDI topics.

November 2022

  • What did you just say? - Leading through disrespectful conversations

    Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    Time: 9 to 11 a.m.
    Location: Virtual Synchronous, Zoom
    Target Audience: All Faculty and Staff
    Company: Forward Working
    Facilitator: Sara Luther

    Facilitator Bio:

    Sara was an early talker and late listener.

    Now, a seasoned facilitator and speaker, Sara can quickly create a sense of belonging in a room and provide a space where people can talk about hard things and listen when listening is hard. She’s got a sensible wit and a deep appreciation for group gatherings that is meant to start somewhere and go some place.

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January 2023

  • How's it Going? - An examination of workplace relationships

    Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023
    Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Location: Virtual Synchronous, Zoom
    Target audience: All faculty and staff
    Company: Forward Working
    Facilitator: Sara Luther

    Facilitator Bio:

    Sara was an early talker and late listener.

    Now, a seasoned facilitator and speaker, Sara can quickly create a sense of belonging in a room and provide a space where people can talk about hard things and listen when listening is hard. She’s got a sensible wit and a deep appreciation for group gatherings that is meant to start somewhere and go some place.

    REGISTER