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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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Should mayors rule the world? They already do.

Posted by Daniel Hoornweg on September 30, 2014

Working at the World Bank makes you think ministers of finance rule the world. Sure, heads of state make all the speeches at places like the UN,...

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Ontario’s place in an urbanizing world

Posted by Daniel Hoornweg on September 29, 2014

A response to Lieutenant Governor Dowdeswell’s call for a discussion on Ontario’s priorities. Ontario is home to one of North...

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World leaders announce significant commitments to climate change at UN Summit

Posted by Guest Author on September 24, 2014

More than 100 heads of state and government were joined by more than 800 business, finance and civil leaders in New York on Tuesday for the UN...

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Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide participate in climate march

Posted by Guest Author on September 22, 2014

From Manhattan to Melbourne, more than half a million people across the planet took to the streets on Sunday to demand action from world leaders in...

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The first challenge we must face in our energy future is energy storage

Posted by Eddie Sheng on September 17, 2014

It’s been said that electricity is the most valuable form of energy. In fact, the modern world wouldn’t function, let alone exist,...

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Capturing the power of water

Posted by Nandine Kanesalingam on September 15, 2014

For thousands of years, people around the world have been capturing the power of moving water to create mechanical or electrical power for grinding...

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Is natural gas a sustainable option?

Posted by Christopher Yee Chuin Koon on September 11, 2014

With a surging global population, the world’s energy needs are going to continue to grow. Fossil fuels meet a vast majority of the...

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Are fossil fuels dead? A look at the rising use of natural gas in North America

Posted by Jason Runge on September 10, 2014

As the Earth’s climate continues to rise, governments around the world have introduced policies to reduce both their greenhouse gas emissions...

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Cities set to embark on third wave of urbanization

Posted by Daniel Hoornweg on September 09, 2014

Around 5000 years ago, the first cities emerged in Mesopotamia and the fertile valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Agricultural surpluses...

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