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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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Water bottle distribution to first-year students

first year students recieving their water bottles

The Blue Team and the Student Association (SA) are committed to supporting a water-bottle-free campus. This is why first-year students are given a re-useable water bottle during their laptop pickup.

Fun facts:

  • It takes three litres of water to create one litre of bottled water.
  • Since 2000, more than 50 per cent of bottled water products have been recalled by the Canadian Food Agency.
  • An estimated 86 per cent of plastic bottles in Ontario are not recycled.
  • In 2010, only six per cent of bottled water factories were inspected for health and safety.