Skip to main content
COVID-19 information and screening Learn how we’re keeping our campus community safe, healthy and engaged during our gradual return to campus.
Note: The university’s mandatory vaccine directive is now in effect. Learn more about vaccine requirements.
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

Archives

New studies show cities are key to driving economic growth and fighting climate change

Posted by Guest Author on November 26, 2014

How cities develop will be critical to achieving economic growth and tackling climate change, according to a series of studies released this week...

Filed under: Sustainability 101

Read more from New studies show cities are key to driving economic growth and fighting climate change


New Climate Normal: World Bank study reveals the unavoidable impacts of climate change

Posted by Guest Author on November 24, 2014

According to a new scientific study by the World Bank Group, as planet temperatures rise, heat-waves and other weather extremes that occur rarely,...

Filed under: Sustainability 101

Read more from New Climate Normal: World Bank study reveals the unavoidable impacts of climate change


Now it gets Interesting – Time to call on Canada’s Cities

Posted by Daniel Hoornweg on November 13, 2014

There was much fanfare this week as the US and China signed a climate agreement. The two countries are the world’s largest energy users and...

Filed under: Sustainability 101

Read more from Now it gets Interesting – Time to call on Canada’s Cities


Canada’s Remembrance – A View from the City

Posted by Daniel Hoornweg on November 11, 2014

This year on the 100th Anniversary of the start of First World War, it is worth thinking about Canada’s soldiers. Where did they come from...

Filed under: Sustainability 101

Read more from Canada’s Remembrance – A View from the City


Categories