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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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Legal Studies Program - Open House

Dr. Andrea Slane, Associate Professor, Legal Studies, Ontario Tech University

Published August 1, 2016, by Jen Rinaldi, PhD.

This video features Andrea Slane, PhD, Associate Professor in the Legal Studies program at Ontario Tech University. Dr. Slane presented on the Legal Studies undergraduate program at the university's Open House. She spoke about the empowerment of knowing something about the law and being able to do something about it, as well as the plethora of careers available in fields related to or taking part in law. She also presented a sample program of what the shared first year between Legal Studies and other Social Science and Humanities programs looks like, as well as research and study opportunities within the faculty.