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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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Practicum Office Hosts Food Security Workshop

In May 2018, the FSSH Practicum Office hosted a Community Engagement Project for students interested in learning more about sustainability, food insecurity and homelessness in Durham Region. Community Engagement Projects are experiential learning opportunities that integrate service in the community with intentional learning activities. 

Ten students from the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) spent two days working alongside staff and volunteers from partner organizations, Durham Outlook and The LivingRoom Community Art Studio. Through direct service and conversations with program participants, students learned more about how organizations in the Durham Region are working to address issues of poverty head-on through innovative programming and wraparound support.