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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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Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

As part of the institution’s commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB), the following document has been created to guide and empower faculty and staff in supporting the collective effort of incorporating DIB principles in all that we do, including the design and enhancement of curricula at the university.

While developing new programs and courses and/or enhancing existing curricula, consider the integrated themes and questions in the document below to help support Ontario Tech University’s commitment to enabling equitable and barrier-free access and participation in education for all.

Demonstrating Principles of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging in Curriculum Design and Enhancement

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