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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

People, Places and Pets

To support the university’s commitment to a healthy workplace, the university’s Healthy Workplace Committee (HWC) would like to offer you the opportunity to recognize the special people, places and pets that have helped you navigate the disruptions, isolation and uncertainties of life, particularly over these last couple of challenging years.

This summer, snap some photos of the important people in your life, places or spaces where you’ve found joy, serenity and meaning, or your furry friends, and share them with us.

Using the online form, submit photos related to one or more of the categories listed below, together with a caption, for a chance to win one of three prizes and be acknowledged within the university community.

Contest details

The contest will run Monday, June 13 through Friday, September 9.

Submission deadline

  •  Friday, September 9

Contest categories

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

  • Category A – People
  • Category B – Places
  • Category C – Pets

Images must be accompanied by a caption identifying how the subject of the photo has supported your emotional or physical well-being. Tell us a little bit about your entry!

The HWC will announce winning photos in late September and feature a photo gallery through the university’s media outlets. First, second and third-place winners will receive gift cards as prizes.

Submission details

  • One photo submission per category, per person (three photos maximum per employee).
  • Amateur photos only (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.
  • Provide a photo caption describing your photo (maximum of 100 characters).

Good luck!