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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services


The FSSH TAKE 5 is an academic enrichment and student engagement incentive program for new first year students. 

Students must complete 5 academic activities as outlined below, by the deadline, to earn a 5% bonus that can be applied to any one of the following five Fall 2020 courses:

  • COMM 1100U 
  • CRMN 1000U
  • LGLS 1000U
  • SOCI 1000U
  • SSCI 1910U
  1. Academic Advising: complete the academic advising questionnaire.  DEADLINE: October 2, 2020.
  2. Attend one of the weekly FSSH Connection Cafe (every Thursday at 2pm). DEADLINE: December 3, 2020. 

For the remaining three activities, participate in three of the following academic supports within Student Life by DEADLINE: November 27, 2020

Note: No partial credit. Students must complete all 5 activities to receive the bonus.