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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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Exploring the world (at a distance)

May 19, 2020

If you're anything like me, you're counting down the minutes until you're able to go outside and explore what the world has to offer. I have an wild travel bug and it is currently going stir crazy. 

As we are experiencing the world from a safe distance, it is important to remind ourselves that the world is still turning - there’s a whole cyber world that we can explore from the comfort of our sofas (or beds). Here are a few simple ways to explore and learn about the world from a distance: 

Test your knowledge with trivia

Want to expand your random knowledge in order to have a cool party trick? All you have to do is tune into HQ Trivia. It is as simple as searching up HQ Trivia into your App Store and pressing download!

Download for Android

Download for iOS

Steps:

  1. Download HQ Trivia – Game Show.
  2. Tune into HQ every day to answer trivia questions and solve the challenges from easy to hard.
  3. Invite some friends to join the fun.

Travel the world (…virtually) 

Do you miss walking around a park or tourist area and expanding the great outdoors, without thinking about standing 6 feet apart? Well here’s your chance to get the outdoors, indoors!

Steps:

  1. Browse through the Earth Cam website to find your favourite tourist destination.
  2. Click on the link to be able to view the streams.
  3. Enjoy a trip without leaving your home!

Check out Sabika's post with more ways to bring the outdoors, indoors.

Watch a Broadway show

Have you been wishing you could see the dazzling Broadway lights and stars as much as I have? Well here is your chance to watch that play you have been waiting for (without breaking the bank account). 

Steps:

  1. Sign up for a seven-day free trial of BroadwayHD.
  2. Browse through the selection of Broadway Hits.
  3. Enjoy the show from the comfort of anywhere you would like.
  4. (OPTIONAL - but highly encouraged) Sing and dance along.

Take a trip to the aquarium

After all, fish are friends, not food! Now is your chance to visit some of the underwater residents of The 6ix.

Steps:

  1. Visit the Ripley’s Aquarium website and find the dates and times of their live events.
  2. Click on the event link when the time comes.
  3. Learn about the underwater friends of the aquarium's waters while being able to watch staff interactions.
By Caitlin Morgan