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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Centralized waste collection

As part of its commitment to promote sustainability, Ontario Tech University is taking steps to:

  • Reduce the volume of waste generated on campus and sent to landfills.
  • Improve our recycling rates.

To help reach these goals, the university is introducing a centralized garbage and recycling collection system.

What is centralized waste collection?

With centralized waste collection, you sort and dispose of your waste and recycling in centralized bins located in designated common areas around campus (e.g. on each floor of every university building, and in high-traffic areas such as near food services). Classrooms still have waste and recycling bins. While office areas will still have desk-side recycling bins, desk-side garbage bins will be removed.

Have questions? Visit our FAQ page; if you can’t find your answer there, contact sustainability@ontariotechu.ca.