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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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An Insult Masquerading as a Compliment

By Dr. Vivian Stamatopoulos

Published: June 12, 2020

How Ontario’s new congregate care visitation guidelines fail to address the needs of our most vulnerable.

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A Time to Heal: Finding Ourselves Through Community Compassion

By Dan Walters

Published: June 8, 2020

This is a special time of year, as it usually represents an opportunity to press pause, celebrate, and reflect upon our individual and collective accomplishments. But this is 2020.

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FSSH Collaborating with Oshawa Library to Deliver Virtual Lecture Series

Published: June 3, 2020

"Beyond the Walls: Virtual Discussions on the Liberal Arts" is a virtual public lecture series that gives participants the chance to engage with others through live, interactive discussions on local...

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We’re Not All Safe at Home: Pandemics, Increased Risks of Sexual Violence, and Trauma Work

By Dr. Olga Marques, Gemma Broderick and Emma Conner
Published: May 26, 2020

What does it mean to be isolated at home, potentially with your abuser?

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FSSH Researchers Conducting Study Exploring Everyday Practices Before, During and After COVID-19

Published: May 21, 2020

Are you living in Canada and 18 years of age or older? You are being invited to participate in a study being conducted through Ontario Tech University.

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FSSH Researchers Recruiting Student Participants for Study on Online Hookup Culture

Published: May 20, 2020

Ontario Tech University invites Minority (Racialized) Women to participate in interviews about online hookup culture.

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What Happened to Residents' Rights? How Blanket Family Bans Violate Ontario's Long-Term Care Homes Act

By Dr. Vivian Stamatopoulos

Published: May 11, 2020

It has been nearly two months since Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMHO), Dr. David Williams, issued a memo advising long-term care (LTC) homes to ban non-essential visitors...

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Not Just a Visitor: It's Time to Allow Essential Family Caregivers Back Into Long-Term Care Homes

By Dr. Vivian Stamatopoulos

Published: May 5, 2020

Banning family from LTC facilities may have been a well-intentioned response to uncertainty during an early pandemic phase but it needs to end and it needs to end now.

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Dr. Lauricella Presented with the Tim McTiernan Student Mentorship Award

Published: April 30, 2020

Dr. Sharon Lauricella, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director in Communication and Digital Media Studies at the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) was presented...

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