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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 Lake Cleanup with Community Partner

In May 2019, the Practicum team hosted a Community Engagement Project with community partner A Greener Future and lead a group of FSSH students in a lakefront cleanup of Stone Street Park in the City of Oshawa. Community Engagement Projects are experiential learning opportunities that integrate service in the community with intentional learning activities.

Students were responsible for collecting and analyzing data from items found in order to identify waste trends and develop potential solutions. Prior to the cleanup, students completed a comprehensive online training program, providing the students with the opportunity to learn about data collection methods and analysis, as well as develop an understanding of why data collection is important. 

Who is A Greener Future?

A Greener Future is a non-profit that works with communities and volunteers to promote environmental preservation through cleanups, education and events.