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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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Ways to bring the outdoors, indoors

April 15, 2020

I don’t know about you, but I sure am super bored of being stuck at home all day, even with my family (lol). If you are someone who is struggling to find me time or activities to do at home, you’ll want to keep reading below.

As we transition into this new world of physical distancing, we must find ways to bring the beautiful outdoors, indoors again. You may be wondering how is this possible... all you need to do is open your mind to VIRTUAL FUN! Here are a few simple ways to bring the outdoors, indoors:

Virtual roller coaster rides at Canada’s Wonderland

Want to bring your favourite summer memories from Canada’s wonderland, indoors… All you have to do is visit their website.

Hop on a roller coaster

Steps:

  1. Place a couple of chairs in front (two by two works best) and have a seat!
  2. Click on your favourite ride from Canada’s Wonderland, sit back in your seat and buckle up, it's about to be a fast ride!

Virtual roller coaster rides at Disney World:

Didn’t you always say you wanted to go to Disney World? Well here’s your chance to bring Disney World from the outdoors, indoors. 

Explore the magic

Steps:

  1. Pick your favourite Disney World ride and click play.
  2. Sit back and enjoy the magic in your home.

Virtual museum and art gallery tours 

Rome, London, Los Angeles… hmm didn’t you say you always wanted to travel here? Well, today is your lucky day, click on the link below to travel to your favourite tourist destination:

Visit your favourite tourist destination

Steps:

  1. Browse through the article and pick your favourite travel spot.
  2. Click on the link provided under each travel spot to view their famous tourist attractions, all from the comfort of your bed. 

Virtual Mood Walks

Do you miss going on Ontario Tech’s amazing Mood Walks? Watch this video to bring a Mood Walk indoors:

Steps:

  1. Find an open space in your home, where you can walk on the spot.
  2. Click ‘play’ and enjoy your Mood Walk.

I hope you have fun trying the different ways to bring the outdoors, indoors! :) 

By Sabika Bazli