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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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The Ridgeback Report newsletter aims to provide students with information about upcoming events, tips for success, academic support, career readiness, community, equity and inclusion, athletics and wellness, money matters, and all things Ontario Tech. 

The Ridgeback Report will be sent to students bi-weekly on Mondays. If the Monday falls on a holiday, it will be sent on the Tuesday of that week. 

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Requests must be submitted five working days prior to when the Monday newsletter will be sent out. 

The Ridgeback Report will be sent to students bi-weekly, every other Monday. If the Monday falls on a holiday, it will be sent on the Tuesday of that week. 

Submission deadlines for the 2023-2024 academic year

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Monday, August 28, 2023 Monday, August 21, 2023
Monday, September 11, 2023 *Tuesday, September 4, 2023
Monday, September 25, 2023 Monday, September 18, 2023
*Tuesday, October 10, 2023 Monday, October 2, 2023
Monday, October 23, 2023 Monday, October 16, 2023
Monday, November 6, 2023 Monday, October 30, 2023
Monday, November 20, 2023 Monday, November 13, 2023
Monday, December 4, 2023 Monday, November 27, 2023
Monday, December 18, 2023 Monday, December 11, 2023 
Monday, January 15, 2024 **Monday, January 8, 2024
Monday, January 29, 2024  Monday, January 22, 2024
Monday, February 12, 2024 Monday, February 5, 2024
Monday, February 26, 2024 *Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Monday, March 11, 2024  Monday, March 4, 2024 
Monday, March 25, 2024  Monday, March 18, 2024 
Monday, April 8, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 
Monday, April 22, 2024 Monday, April 15, 2024
Monday, May 6, 2024 Monday, April 29, 2024
*Tuesday, May 21, 2023 Monday, May 13, 2024
Monday, June 3, 2024 Monday, May 27, 2024
Monday, June 17, 2024 Monday, June 10, 2024
*Tuesday, July 2, 2024 Monday, June 24, 2024
Monday, July 15, 2024 Monday, July 8, 2024
Monday, July 29, 2024 Monday, July 22, 2024
Monday, August 12, 2024 Monday, August 5, 2024
Monday, August 26, 2024 Monday, August 12, 2024

* Monday is a holiday.
** Allowing time for the holiday break. 

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