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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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Thrift Swap

The Thrift Swap is a biannual event hosted by the Residence Life Team and the sustainability offices of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College. It is an opportunity for all students, staff and faculty to divert items from the landfill by swapping out, donating or recycling them. Items can be dropped off in the lobbies of both Simcoe and South Village Residences.

Items accepted:

  • batteries
  • clothing
  • disposable plastic bags
  • e-waste
  • non-perishable food items
  • paper
  • small household appliances
  • used books
  • writing utensils

Thrift Swap PosterClothing and small household appliances will be donated to the Canadian Diabetes Association, non-perishable food items will be donated to the Campus Holiday Food Drive and all other items will be recycled through the proper channels.

Upcoming Thrift Swaps:

  • April 2018