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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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Gardening with Crime Prevention in Mind

Thoughtful placement of plants can help to shape others' perceptions of the space you live in. Whether you have a garden or are thinking about starting one (balcony, community, or yard gardens), this talk will show some tips and tricks on making 'defensible space' wherever you decide to grow.

This event was held on July 16, 2020

Speaker Bio

Dr. Hannah Scott is an avid gardener, Professor, and Criminologist, specializing in the study of victims. She was exposed to the concepts behind Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a class with Dr. Timothy Crowe (considered one of the leading authorities and authors on techniques using CPTED) while at the University of Memphis and has taught a course in CPTED at Ontario Tech University focusing on the downtown area.