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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Lectures and school visits

Faculty of Science members are often invited to give lectures and workshops at both the elementary and secondary school levels. Our goal is to promote education and inspire youth to pursue careers in science and technology. We are happy to visit your school and speak to your class about:

  • Faculty of Science undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Careers in science
  • Our current research

Teachers are also invited to bring their students to our university so they can tour our classrooms, facilities and laboratories.

For more information, contact the Faculty of Science.