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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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Types of people during a pandemic

March 30, 2020

With the Coronavirus sweeping nations over the last couple of weeks forcing everyone to go into self-isolation, it’s a weird time for everyone. Some people have been taking the news ok and others… not so much. There are many types of people you will encounter during a pandemic, here are some of them. 


The Doomsday Prepper

Everyone thought they were crazy with their bunkers and stash piles, but look who's laughing now! If anyone was prepared for this it would have been them. 


The Karen 

This person fought some old ladies for the last bottle of hand sanitizer... Poor granny. Don’t invite them over to your house anytime soon. They are the type of person to steal toilet paper wherever they see some. 


The Profiteer 

Amazon definitely sent these people a couple of emails trying to shut them down. The profiteer saw this pandemic as a business opportunity and they ran with it. This person is definitely studying business in school. 


The one who can care less 

They don’t practice physical distancing and they are putting everyone at risk. They don’t understand the seriousness of everything and can only see this pandemic as a vacation opportunity. 


The one who eats all their snacks 

These people need a lesson in rationing. The Uber Eats driver knows them by their first name at this point. Eating while they are bored is the main reason for this.


The Panicker 

CODE RED!!! CODE RED!!! They are the last ones in the grocery stores scrambling for whatever they can find. They are your friend that is the most worried and you should check on them. 


The one constantly posting memes 

Your social media pages are filled with COVID-19 memes. You jumped on the meme train and you don’t know how to jump off. Making jokes is your way of coping with the pandemic.


The conspiracy theorist  

IT'S THE GOVERNMENT!!! They saw the connections with North Korea, the big CEO companies, and government elections. They are the type of person to go on to the dark web for fun. They think they are very philosophical, but in reality, they just have a talent for making any situation into a serious and dark conversation.  


Honorable mentions

The one who doesn’t even show up to the online class 

They didn’t care before and they definitely don’t care now. 


The hermit crab 

Life didn’t change for them one bit.


The one actually utilizing this time

They are organizing their life, establishing a routine and all their homework is done… wish I could relate. 


The first one to post news articles on social media 

Their eyes are constantly glued to the screen and they got upset when Justin Trudeau was late to the announcement in front of his house.


The social media challenge warrior 

Challenge accepted! They will accept any challenge their friends tag them in on Instagram. No challenge is too big or too small for them to take on! You either find them super annoying or find it amusing. 



They have no clue what’s going on, but they are happy their loving humans are home. 


Want to know what type of pandemic person you are? Take this quiz to find out