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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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Pamper yourself with these skin care products

May 4, 2020

I believe that it is important to take some time out of the day for self-care. Self-care comes in many forms, such as exercising or meditating. I personally like to take care of myself by giving my skin some TLC. Here is a list of my current favourite skin care products:

Cleanser: Innisfree Green Tea Pure Cleansing Foam

This cleanser is great for any skin type. It is very gentle and does not leave my skin feeling dry. Also, the product lasts a very long time.

green tea foam cleanser

Price: $19.18 at YesStyle or you can purchase it at Innisfree (at the Yorkdale mall)

Face mask: Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay

After a few uses I noticed my skin looked a lot smoother and softer. This mask also acts as a gentle exfoliator. My skin always looks super bright after washing the mask off.

skin retexturizing clask mask

Price: $34 at Sephora

Toner: Thayer’s Natural Remedies Witch Hazel Original Organic Facial Toner

Unlike many toners on the market, the Thayer’s toner is alcohol-free and is super moisturizing. It helps my skin feel super clean and allows my moisturizer to be well absorbed.

thayers facial toner

Price: $15 at Thayer’s website, but I usually buy it from Marshalls.

Serum: Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum

I did not really like serums until I tried this one. It really upped my skincare routine! My skin stays moisturized for a longer period and gives my skin a more dewy look.  In addition, a little goes a long way.

innisfree green tea seed serum

Price: $35 at YesStyle or from the Innisfree website or you can purchase it at Innisfree (at the Yorkdale mall)

Face moisturizer: Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Lotion

The moisturizer is very lightweight and gets the job done. It is a bit runnier than most face lotions so it is easier to layer on top of serums.

jeju volcanic lava pore lotion

Price: $30 at Nature Collection or you can purchase it at Nature Collection stores