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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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Beyond the Walls

Beyond the Walls is a virtual public lecture series organized by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities in collaboration with Oshawa Public Libraries. The series gives participants the chance to engage with others through live, interactive discussions on local and global topics, guided by a short expert talk.

Updated November 6, 2020

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Supervised Consumption Facilities, Safer Supply, and Decriminalization: What Lessons Can We Learn from Abroad?

Talk by Dr. Steven Hayle on Monday, November 30, 2020.

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The COVID-19 Long-Term Care Crisis

Talk by Dr. Vivian Stamatopoulos, Jennifer French, Melissa Miller and Cathy Parkes on November 16.

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Gardening with Crime Prevention in Mind

Talk by Dr. Hannah Scott on July 16, 2020.

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The Latest Buzz Words: Indigenization, Reconciliation, Decolonization

Talk by Jill Thompson and Dr. Rachel Ariss on July 9, 2020

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Advertising in the Age of Industrialization

Talk by Amanda Robinson on July 2, 2020.

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Why Everybody Can't Get Stoned?

Talk by Dr. Amir Mostaghim on June 25, 2020.

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Hollywood Movie Magic and Military PR

Talk by Dr. Tanner Mirrlees on June 18, 2020.

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