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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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Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Welcome from the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Welcome Social Science and Humanities students! 

My name is Peter Stoett and I am the Dean of the Faculty.  I want to express a heartfelt welcome to all our new and returning students.

To enable you to progress safely in your program in the 2020-2021 academic year, we are pleased to announce that all Faculty of Social Science and Humanities courses will be offered online. This means you can learn, collaborate and make connections from the comfort and safety of your own home. There will be some activities taking place on our campuses in Oshawa, but this mainly involves labs and other research work. Your classes will be online in the fall and winter, though we hope to be able to hold more on-campus activities as we progress through the year.

We’re here, and all of the Faculty and Staff are committed to supporting you in every way as we continue to navigate the unique circumstances we face this year. It will be challenging, as the best things in life usually are – but it will also be immensely rewarding.

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