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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

Environment Week 2017

Tuesday, September 19

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Green Drinks 

Hosted by Renewable Energy Development at UOIT
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Shagwells On The Ridge, 2200 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario

Guest speaker: Simon Guan, Sustainability Programs Manager, General Motors

Simon Guan is a Sustainability Programs Manager at General Motors. He will discuss the pursuit of lower emissions in the automotive sector as well as sustainable living. He is part of several organizations, including:

  • Emerging Leaders for Solar Energy
  • SolarShare
  • Toronto Renewable Energy Co-op

He helped establish Renewable Energy Development at the university. 

Thursday, September 21

Campus Market

Time: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Polonsky Commons

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Friday, September 22


On our final day of Environment Week, we will contribute to Green Energy Doors Open 2017. Don't forget to register and use hashtags #GoGreenStayBlue and #GEDO17 when attending.

Pollination Tour

Time: noon to 2 p.m.
Location: Windfields Farm lands

The university is opening Windfields Farm lands' doors to community members and students to showcase the recent additions to its Pollinator Project. This #GoGreenStayBlue initiative is designed to help the bee populations recover after a rapid decline in the last several years due to habitat loss and pesticide use. The tour will feature the newly hydro-seeded 1.6-hectare Pollinator Garden, our 17 honey-producing hives maintained by Royal Meadows Farms, and our recycled material Solitary Bee Hotels. Our expert apiarists will be on site to give a Beekeeping 101 talk, answer questions, and allow you to look at our hive window box. Come prepared with all of the bee questions you may have and maybe some cash for sweet honey made by Royal Meadows! 'Bee'-aware if you have bee allergies, as we will be close to bee hives during this tour!

Learn more about and register for the Pollination Tour

Geothermal Tour

Time: 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Location: Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre, Lobby (starting location)

The university will open its doors to showcase the geothermal system to community members and students. Our experts will take you to the tunnel where you will be able to see the mechanical systems responsible for the smooth operation of this green energy technology.

Learn more about and register for the Geothermal Tour

The Future is Bright in Renewable Energy

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Science Building, Room 1120

Hosted by Renewable Energy Development (RED), The Future is Bright in Renewable Energy will provide an understanding of the renewable energy sector in Ontario, and will encourage students and young professionals to consider career opportunities in this field. Not only will our panelists discuss the projects they have been working on, but they will also share their experience from the beginning of their energy careers and how they ended up in the field.

Learn more about panelists and Registration: The Future is Bright in Renewable Energy