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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 2

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.
S2E1: The Ryerson Statue
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S2E1: The Ryerson Statue

In this episode of Road to Equity, Ontario Tech student Amanda Wiseman sits down with Laura Beaulne-Stuebing, a journalist for University Affairs. The two discuss the toppling of the Egerton Ryerson statue, what it means for Indigenous reconciliation and things we as students can do to help.

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S2E2: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Students
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S2E2: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Students

In this episode of Road to Equity, our hosts Angelique and Nora ask some of our Ontario Tech students about the impact COVID-19 has had on their lives and mental health. In this discussion, students share their experiences and shed some helpful tips on how they are adjusting to this new normal. Towards the end, listeners will hear from Student Mental Health Services about supports and services that are available to students currently studying at Ontario Tech. 

The pandemic has affected us all and listening to this episode may bring up feelings that you may wish to consider speaking to someone about.