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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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Welcome Kit

Ontario Tech Bound phone wallpaper

We’re ready to welcome you to our Ontario Tech family for your first year! We want you to feel a part of the Ridgeback family wherever you are, so we made this digital swag bag for you.

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Share your Ridgeback pride on social media with our augmented reality filter and Ontario Tech stickers. Visit @ontariotechu on Instagram to use our filter, and search "Ontario Tech" when posting to your Instagram stories to find our stickers. Tag @otstudentlife and @ot_ridgebacks in your posts!

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#WeGetConsent pledge

At Ontario Tech, we recognize that we all have a role in ending sexual violence and creating a culture of consent, so we invite you to make a pledge to take action against sexual violence. Download your own pledge card or fill out ours on the Consent website.

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