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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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FSSH Researchers Recruiting Participants for Study on Islamophobia in Canada

January 18, 2021

FSSH researchers Dr. Arshia Zaidi and Dr. Barbara Perry, along with PhD candidate Fatih Karakus, are recruiting participants to share their stories of discrimination, social exclusion and emotional well-being in a study that will examine Islamophobia in Canada. Confidential, private interviews will be conducted online and will take about 45 minutes. Participants will receive a $40 e-gift card as a token of appreciation. 

Who can participate?  
  • South Asian Muslim youth.
  • 18 to 30 years of age.
  • Located in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Attend a post-secondary education institution, or not.
  • Wear markers of Muslim identity (e.g. hijab/veil, naqab/veil, burka/abaya/long loose garment covering body from head to feet for women; jubba/thobe/long gown covering body from head to feet for men, keffia/head gear for men).
  • Do not wear markers of Muslim identity. 
To participate in this study, please contact Dr. Zaidi, Mehek Arif or Fatih Karakus.