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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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Shopping and movies

The Oshawa Centre, a short transit ride from campus, is one of the largest indoor malls in Canada. Many brand-name and specialty shops and restaurants can be found along with a theatre complex. Pickering Town Centre is home to more than 200 shops and services. The historic downtown areas of Port Perry and Bowmanville offer a mix of boutiques, antique stores and cafes. Many country stores throughout the region offer a delightful shopping experience as well. 

With a total of nearly 70 screens in Durham Region, you have your pick of a full selection of current movies.