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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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Partnered Research Impact

TeachingCity - City Idea Lab 

Ontario Tech University participated in multiple research projects and collaborations with TeachingCity Oshawa during 2018-2019.

Projects included:

  • Stormwater Management Pond Water Quality Research Study
  • Active Transportation for an Age-Friendly Community Research Study
  • Fire Navigation Systems Project, and a Corporate Energy Management Plan. 

Ontario Tech University also collaborated on a course-based project with the City, offering students experiential learning opportunities via City Idea Lab. 

TEACHING CITY OSHAWA 2018-2019 PROGRESS REPORT