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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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On campus

Campuswide efficiency measures

  • All new buildings are made with recycled concrete.
  • 100 per cent incandescent bulb phased out to LED campus-wide modeled reduction of approximately 85 kilowatts of demand.
  • Occupancy sensor lighting systems and dimmable lighting systems applied in classrooms and offices across campus.
  • Installed compactors for waste compression.
  • 65 advanced power meters installed within university buildings for accurate energy-use recordings.
  • Changed paper supply to only recycled content and wheat-derived products.
  • Waste Wise campaign aimed at educating students and staff about waste streaming and responsible consumption.
  • Installation of 32 hydration stations, and distribution of reusable bottles to all staff and students along with campuswide messaging. In less than four months, 150,000 bottles have been diverted from landfills.
  • Blue Team focused on sustainability issues and initiatives.