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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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Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Commitment to Social Justice

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The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) believes that an interdisciplinary approach to community outreach, research and teaching is essential to develop the leaders of tomorrow. 

The faculty and staff of the FSSH hold true to their dedication to social justice by placing value on collective responsibility and shared governance. They see this commitment shine through in faculty members' research, which focuses on topics such as cyberbullying, hate crime, immigration policy, Indigenous law and rights, mental health advocacy, violence against women, wrongful conviction and youth crime.

Use the links below to learn more about the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at Ontario Tech University: 

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