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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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Our favourite holiday recipes

December 18, 2020

We wanted to wish our Ontario Tech community a happy holiday season and show you some ways we will be celebrating with our favourite recipes! In addition to this article, check out our Holiday playlist:

Peppermint Bark 

One of the tastes that just say the holiday season is peppermint! My favourite part of this season was baking with my mother which includes making peppermint bark. The best part of this recipe, seen at the 5:37 minute mark, is breaking the peppermint; my mother used to give me a hammer and go to town!

- Angelique Dack

Homemade London Fog 


- Rachel Lynds

Potato Gratin 

This rich and delicious side dish is perfect for the holiday season. It is quick and easy, yet it tastes gourmet. 

- Fatima Bah

Crème Brûlée 

This recipe is one of my favourites, it gives the exact about of sweetness and satisfaction that is needed to just relax during the holiday season.

- Munazza Fahmeen

Christmas Lights Cupcakes 

Every year my brother and I like to get creative with our Christmas baking. Here we made super easy Christmas light cupcakes. We used Betty Crocker’s Super Moist Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix for our cupcakes. Frosted them with Betty Crocker’s Vanilla Rich and Creamy Frosting. To make our string lights we used black coloured icing topped with M&M’s! 



- Sylvia Harnarain