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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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Season 1

Road to Equity is back for the 2021-22 school year. This year's podcast team includes Amanda Wiseman, Angelique Dack, Binderiya Zayat, Nora Findakly, Rhea Bali, and Shelby Ravary.
S1E5: Equity in the Workplace
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S1E5: Equity in the Workplace

In this episode of Road to Equity, mechanical engineering student and this episode's host Rachel Lynds discuss equity in the workplace with Nermin Abdulla. Nermin is a learning programs manager in higher education in the UK and a friend of the Ontario Tech community. The two discuss equitable practices in the workplace, creating safe spaces, and the important conversations that need to be had.

S1E4: Food and Health Equity
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S1E4: Food and Health Equity

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S1E3: 16 Days of Activism
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S1E3: 16 Days of Activism

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S1E2: Equity in 2SLGBTQ+
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S1E2: Equity in 2SLGBTQ+

Episode 2 is all about the 2SLGBTQ+ community, where Equity Programs Assistant Mackenzie Pearman and host Mitchell Ng discuss what a newcomer should know about the community. Mackenzie talks about the Pride club on campus, what outing is, and how to be a good ally.
S1E1: Introduction to Equity
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S1E1: Introduction to Equity

In this episode, our host Mitchell Ng sits down with Equity and Inclusivity Advisor Declan Frampton to give listeners a general introduction on equity. They cover topics such as the big question: "What is equity?" and the first steps to exploring being an ally.