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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

Campus Coffee Break



Join us every other Wednesday at 2:30pm to 2:45pm for a virtual coffee break.

At the office, coffee breaks tend to be spontaneous.  You walk past a colleague’s desk or office to see if they can 'come with'.  When we are working from home or remotely there is no spontaneity so we’re making a deliberate effort to connect with colleagues.


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Here’s the rules:

  • No checking emails or multitasking during this time
  • Keep it light and fun. This is a positive space
  • Use video  so we can see each other as we would if we were having face to face coffee breaks
  • If there is high participation… use chat to avoid speaking over one another



Dates:           Themes:
Nov 25:             Black Friday Prep Day – Share your best tips
Dec 9:               Ugly Winter Sweater Day
Dec 23:             Snowflake Day – bring a piece of paper and scissors
Jan 6:                New Year, New Me?
Jan 20:              Bell Let's Talk: Mental Health
Feb 3:                Winter Fest
Feb 17:              A Blast From the Past
Mar 3:               International Women's Day
Mar 17:             St Patrick's Day
Mar 31:             Where In the World...   
Apr 14:              One Planet: Earth Day
Apr 28:              Music to My Ears!
May 12:             Watch it Grow: Gardening
May 26:             Origami Day- Bring paper & scissors!
Jun 9:                 Pride Month
Jun 23:              Surfing into Summer