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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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Wellness

Sun’s out, juicers out

Take note, we’re going grocery shopping!
May 25, 2022

What fruits and vegetables are in season this spring

It's time to start eating healthy, let's see what this spring has in store!
May 19, 2022

How to overcome the comparison trap

It’s time we appreciate our unique individuality!
May 5, 2022

Bake with Amanpreet: Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Instead of those sugary bars we easily pick up in the grocery aisle, let’s make a more healthful choice!
March 24, 2022

Diversify Your Playlist: Desi Edition

For long drives, be it day or night, let’s get sentimental!
March 2, 2022

A Letter to You

This letter serves as a reminder that you matter. Please don’t give up!
February 7, 2022

20 ways to refill your emotional cup

In honour of Let’s Talk Day, here are some ideas to refill your emotional cup!
January 26, 2022

Powerful mantras

Let’s say these out loud, together, today, every day.
January 24, 2022

Exercises that can help you stay fit through lockdown

You can do this, click here to learn how!
January 21, 2022

Things you should know before you attempt skiing

For starters: skiing.
January 13, 2022

Our experiences with burnout and strategies to overcome it

We realize that burnout is a common feeling amongst students at this time of year. Here’s how students are combating these feelings of burnout.
December 7, 2021

Tips to beat revenge bedtime procrastination

What is revenge bedtime procrastination and how can we beat it?
November 29, 2021

Changing the narrative: Why am I so lazy to why does my body need this much rest?

With the start of this new school year, it’s time we ask the right questions to become the best versions of ourselves!
November 26, 2021

The Procrastination Talk: It's time you got fed up of yourself

Pinpointing bad habits and exploring our inner selves to reach our highest potential.
November 8, 2021

Three healthy, easy, and tasty recipes

These three recipes are a must-try the next time you’re hungry!
November 4, 2021

The 'maskne' phenomenon

Find out what 'maskne' is and how to treat it.
August 17, 2021

How green tea has changed my life

Spilling the tea on green tea
August 13, 2021

Equity in Health, Fitness, and Nutrition

Here are some helpful tips about grocery shopping, eating on a budget, and a super exciting recipe.
May 21, 2021

The true meaning and myths of “freshman 15”

Read more to learn about the true meaning and myths associated with the “freshman 15”.
March 16, 2021

Coping with the pandemic

Students took a survey on their thoughts about online learning, this is what they had to say.
January 29, 2021

Ridgebacks Stress Buster Kit

Need a break from finals studying? Unwind with this stress-busting package!
December 3, 2020

How I go from stressed to blessed

Here are some ways you can unwind.
December 3, 2020

How to combat online meeting exhaustion

Learn more about “Zoom fatigue” and tips to prevent it!
November 19, 2020

Self-care: What is it?

Self-care isn't always easy, but it is important for our mental health.
October 10, 2020

Don’t ditch your social media, curate it!

How I revamped my social media to support my mental health.
October 7, 2020

Positive mental health challenge week

This mental health awareness week I challenge you to participate in this self-care challenge!
October 5, 2020

Pamper yourself with these skin care products

My favourite form of self-care is my skin-care routine.
May 4, 2020

Healthy recipes to make during exam season

Meal prep for the most stressful time of year.
April 9, 2020

Break a sweat at home with these fitness YouTubers

These YouTubers are the perfect personal trainers.
February 5, 2020

Who said you can’t do it all?

I aim to do more in the environment of limits.
January 30, 2020

Gym etiquette 101

Hold on to your spandex kids, class is in session.
January 17, 2020

Getting rid of old habits for the new year

Unhealthy habits are hard to break, but the benefits are worth it.
January 16, 2020

Five natural stress relief methods that actually work

Get rid of your stress the natural way with this helpful guide
December 3, 2019

Top four places to cry at the North campus location

Listen, we all need a good cry sometimes...
November 25, 2019

Using music to talk about mental health

We compiled a list of songs that talk about mental health in an effort to destigmatize the conversation.
May 10, 2019

What self-care means to me

I believe the most important part of self-care is the first word, the internal self, not external care.
April 18, 2019

How to set, and finally stick to, your fitness goals this New Year

Every new year starts the same. We set goals for ourselves, say this year is going to be different and then a month later we’ve all fallen back into our old habits.
December 21, 2018

Failing to be fit

Snacks or sit-ups? Staying consistent with your workout plan can be difficult, especially with so many delicious distractions.
November 19, 2018

Six tips to help you manage stress

6 ways students can use school resources, external sources, and different practices to manage stress.
November 6, 2018

The health benefits of getting punched in the face

If you are thinking of trying martial arts, this is your sign you should do it.
August 6, 2018