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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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Rachel Lynds

Rachel Lynds, a brunette woman with curly hair and glasses wearing a pastel pink blazer.Digital Community Crew

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

My name is Rachel Lynds and I am in my fifth year of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences. In my admittedly limited spare time, I enjoy volunteering and spending time outside. I am involved with several on-campus groups such as the Women in Engineering Peer Mentorship Program, Engineering Outreach, Peer Leader Program, Ambassador program, and as a Member of the Digital Community Crew. I really enjoy sharing my passion for STEM! In fact, my love for STEM has taken me across the country and north of the arctic circle a handful of times to inspire the next generation of great thinkers and innovators. When I’m not volunteering, you can catch me hiking or camping and spending time with my dog!

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