Skip to main content
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

Green your dorm

How to 'go green' in your dorm room

Challenge yourself to make your dorm room experience sustainable! double sided printing is incredible

  • Double-sided printing: Set this as your printer's default and use half the paper!
  • Green water bottle: Ditch expensive plastic bottles, which are harmful to the environment. First-year students can pick up a free reusable water bottle with laptop pickup. 
  • Drying rack: Save money and the environment! Air-drying laundry with a foldable clothes drying rack reduces energy consumption.
  • Green cleaning: Choose environmentally friendly cleaning products and laundry detergent.
  • Buy used: Buy pre-owned textbooks, furniture and household items. Reusing these items saves them from being sent to landfills and reduces the need for new products.
  • Alternative transportation: Walking, biking or rollerblading reduces carbon emissions and your environmental impact.
  • Power bars: Many plug-in items use energy when not in use. Use a power bar, you can easily turn off these items to reduce impact.
  • Save on water: Take shorter showers and turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth or washing your face.
  • Reusable shopping bags: Invest in reusable bags to eliminate the need for plastic bags. If you bring home plastic bags, reuse them as garbage bags.
  • Recycled paper products: When buying paper towels, toilet paper or printer paper, opt for recycled materials.
  • Rechargeable batteries: Instead of simply throwing them out, get rechargeable ones instead. Batteries can also be disposed of at libraries across campus.
  • Turn off the lights: Don’t be wasteful; always turn off lights when you and your roommate are out.