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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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Tips for wellness during physical distancing

March 31, 2020

Physical distancing wellness tips

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Stay active

Sweat it out at home. Replace your gym workouts with at-home workouts. Download a fitness app or try a workout on YouTube.

Stay connected

Although you may not be able to visit people, stay connected with people online. Call or text someone, or start a group chat with your family/friends.

Get creative

Take some time to let your creative juices flow. Paint, draw, write, or even make a vision board.


Do you have a stack of books you haven't had a chance to read? Now's your chance!

Get organized

Take some time to de-clutter. This could mean cleaning out your closet, tidying up your room, or organizing your workspace.

The basics

When your routine is thrown off, the basics can be too. Keep drinking lots of water, eating regularly and getting enough sleep.

By Rebecca Fisico