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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Sylvia Harnarain

Digital Community Crew 

Faculty of Science

My name is Sylvia and I am in my fourth year of Life Sciences. When I’m at school, I’m a student, peer leader, ambassador, equity advocate and digital community crew member. I love meeting new people and volunteering my time to help promote and support on campus initiatives. At home I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and watching movies!



Posts by Sylvia

Five TV shows with girl squads worth watching

These are some of the most entertaining TV show girl squads around
March 6, 2020

Five study playlists to end the semester off strong

These playlists are your perfect study companion
December 9, 2019

Netflix’s “You” Season Two recap: What in the WORLD

Can we just take a minute to talk about this?
January 22, 2020

Ten tips to help you tackle group projects

The assignments many students dread
February 28, 2020

Ways you can participate in the Black Lives Matter movement

A history of the movement and resources to continue learning.
June 4, 2020

Five tips to kick off the school year with

Five tips to kick off the school year with
September 16, 2020

Back to school shopping list for university

An essential guide to help with your supply shopping
August 28, 2020

A guide to motivational podcasts

Need a motivational boost? These podcasts will do just the trick!
October 15, 2020

13 times Rory Gilmore was me during midterm season

Check out some of “Gilmore Girls” Rory Gilmore’s most relatable study moments.
October 16, 2020

Youtube channels to check out for Halloween makeup inspiration

Check out these YouTubers for some awesome Halloween looks!
October 27, 2020

Presenting five tips to giving effective presentations

Have a presentation coming up? Here are some tips to help!
November 11, 2020

Must see Bollywood movies on Netflix

A guide to Netflix’s selection of Bollywood movies this Diwali!
November 13, 2020

How to combat online meeting exhaustion

Learn more about “Zoom fatigue” and tips to prevent it!
November 19, 2020

Finals season memes

20 relatable memes to make finals season a little better!
December 8, 2020

A compilation of relatable quotes by the ‘Grinch’

Here are some of the Grinch’s most relatable and comical moments!
December 15, 2020

Let’s talk about Bridgerton

I binge-watched Bridgerton over the Winter are my thoughts on the show!
February 22, 2021

Brain Awareness Week: Facts about the brain!

March 15 to 21 is Brain Awareness Week to generate awareness and support for brain science! Take this quiz to learn more about the brain!
March 18, 2021

Which original Grey's Anatomy intern are you?

With the midseason return of Grey's Anatomy season 17 tonight, try this quiz to find out which OG Grey's intern you are!
March 11, 2021

Study with YouTube

Never heard of "study with me videos" before? Learn more about them here!
April 1, 2021

Motivational memes for finals season

Need some finals studying motivation? You’ve come to the right place!
April 8, 2021

Black Trans Lives Matter

“We must collectively demand justice and offer allyship to the LGBTQ+ community.”
February 4, 2021

5 body positive Instagram accounts to follow

Check out these empowering Instagram pages!
March 5, 2021

Netflix series recommendations for the psychological thriller lover

Looking for a mind-bending new show to watch? You’ve come to the right place!
May 12, 2021

My experience joining a Student Life book club

Read more about how I joined a book club… and how you can too!
June 7, 2021

Local resources to donate to and access throughout the pandemic

A list of organizations to donate to or access during these challenging times
June 14, 2021

How to apply for general bursaries

Looking to apply for general bursaries? Here are some tips to get you started!
July 20, 2021

A guide to navigating the North campus location

UA, UWhat?
August 3, 2021

A list of my favourite travel vloggers on Youtube

Fasten your seat belts, sit back, relax, and enjoy as we travel the world (from our homes) through these amazing travel vlogs.
August 26, 2021

This or that: back to school edition

Pick your back to school preferences and we’ll tell you which North Campus restaurant you should check out next!
September 7, 2021

5 reasons why you should write for the Digital Community

Being a contributor to the Digital Community has been such a rewarding experience, here are some reasons why I joined, and you should too!
September 10, 2021

Which lecture note-taking style should you try?

Still haven’t found the perfect note-taking style? Try this quiz for some suggestions!
September 13, 2021

Websites to explore and bookmark as an Ontario Tech Student

A comprehensive guide to important websites and resources compiled by a student.
September 17, 2021

My Learning Centre Experience: peer tutoring sessions

Want to know what a peer tutoring session is like from a student’s perspective? You’ve come to the right place!
September 21, 2021