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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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Distancing Toolkit

We're all in this together. All the content in this toolkit was created by students for other students. Find ideas to keep you busy, well, and active during this period of physical distancing. 

This toolkit will be updated with new posts as they are submitted. If you'd like to contribute to the toolkit, submit an idea.

10 at home self-care activities for the stressed out student

10 at home self-care activities for the stressed out student

Do something YOU like to do.
An unconventional outlook at the current times

An unconventional outlook at the current times

The upside of the physical distancing phenomenon
Connecting back to yourself: Mindfulness

Connecting back to yourself: Mindfulness

We all have an excellent opportunity to practice mindfulness.
Dos and don'ts while physical distancing

Dos and don'ts while physical distancing

If we're gonna survive this thing, we gotta do it right.
Exploring the world (at a distance)

Exploring the world (at a distance)

Satisfy your travel bug with these resources
Five steps to find a new hobby

Five steps to find a new hobby

Helping you find a hobby that’s meaningful.
How to keep busy during social distancing

How to keep busy during social distancing

Keep busy and keep your distance.
How to stay active when your gym is closed

How to stay active when your gym is closed

The world might be ending but your gainz don't have to
Making the best of Ramadan while physical distancing

Making the best of Ramadan while physical distancing

There are many ways we can maintain the purpose and joy this month is known to bring.
Managing anxiety during a pandemic

Managing anxiety during a pandemic

If you’re feeling uneasy, you’re not alone.
Mindfulness, self-regulation, and grounding strategies

Mindfulness, self-regulation, and grounding strategies

Take some time to yourself in order to recharge during this difficult period.
Physical distancing 101: Grocery shopping online

Physical distancing 101: Grocery shopping online

You’re making a difference, one click at a time!
Physical distancing Spotify playlist

Physical distancing Spotify playlist

Relevant songs to get you through COVID-19.
Simple, healthy recipes to try during physical distancing

Simple, healthy recipes to try during physical distancing

Here’s some easy and relatively healthy recipes to curb the physical distancing blues!
Staying busy while staying at home

Staying busy while staying at home

Here are some hobbies I’ve learned from Google and YouTube.
Taking Pride Month online in 2020

Taking Pride Month online in 2020

Pride isn't cancelled, it just looks a little different!
Three TikTok recipes to try this quarantine

Three TikTok recipes to try this quarantine

Who knew TikTok could teach you more than just the renegade?
Tips for effective remote learning

Tips for effective remote learning

COVID: Classes Online? Very Interesting Decision.
Tips for wellness during physical distancing

Tips for wellness during physical distancing

Ways to keep you mentally and physically well when your routine has been thrown off.
Types of people during a pandemic

Types of people during a pandemic

During a pandemic, everyone's true colours start to show.
Ways to bring the outdoors, indoors

Ways to bring the outdoors, indoors

Bringing the outdoors to you.
Ways to stay connected with friends online

Ways to stay connected with friends online

Here are your new plans for the weekend.
Ways to stay socially active while keeping the distance

Ways to stay socially active while keeping the distance

Have fun while following the rules