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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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Campus Unplugged

The university's Sustainability office presents Campus Unplugged: a series of events inspired by Earth Hour.

Glow and Flow Yoga

glow and flow yoga In celebration of Earth Hour, staff, faculty and students wore their whitest and brightest for this black-lit yoga session featuring a dark room, a fun and upbeat playlist, and a bunch of yogis decked out in their best neon attire. Inspired by the idea of turning off the sound, this flowing class was designed to get people moving, opening up and letting go of tension, all while having a great time. It was geared toward all skill levels, from beginners to experienced yogies.


Absolute Mindfulness

absolute mindfulnessThe University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College campus community gathered at the Hemi-Anechoic Chamber in ACE to practice meditation in a completely silent, sound-absorbing room. They took a break from the outside world to join in on this one-of-a-kind experience. Jeremy Greenberg, Psychotherapist-Counsellor and Student Wellness Advisor, Student Mental Health Services, led the event, which was inspired by the idea of turning off the sound.