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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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We Believe Survivors Expert Panel (Abridged)

Published June 5, 2018, by Jen Rinaldi, Ph.D.

The university's We Believe Survivors coalition hosted a public panel, Sexual Violence on Campus: Designing and Enforcing Effective Policy. The panel took place on March 15, 2018, at the university's downtown Oshawa location.

This panel was an opportunity for our campus community to learn from and network with advocates doing work at universities across Ontario to end rape culture and to improve sexual violence policy.

Content warning: This video engages with themes of sexual violence.

Panelists included: Taylor Berzins of Advocates for a Student Culture of Consent; Tamsyn Riddle, Mira El Hussein, and Jassie Justice of Silence is Violence—University of Toronto Chapter; Emily Rosser of the Bystander Initiative; and Caitlin Salvino, National Chair of Our Turn.