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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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In 12 short years, Ontario Tech University has thrived as a young, innovative, future-driven institution. The university has become a sector leader in sustainable design and technology-enriched learning environments, prioritizing innovative research excellence and the application of energy performance technologies - most notably, the largest geothermal well field system in Canada.

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Recognizing that sustainability is a moving target where methods are ever-changing and improving, the university continues to dedicate resources to the application of effective, long-lasting solutions. Most recently, the Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability developed the Go green. Stay blue (2014) platform, which is focused on strengthening green initiatives on campus and in the community through active student, staff and faculty engagement. We strive to demonstrate stewardship of the natural and built environment in a socially, environmentally and economically responsible manner.

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In 2016, Ontario Tech earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). With more than 650 participants in six continents, AASHE's STARS program is the most widely recognized framework in the world for publicly reporting comprehensive information related to a college or university's sustainability performance.