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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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Digital media and learning expert to speak at Ontario Tech on June 18

YasminKafaiThe Ontario Tech University (Ontario Tech) will welcome Dr. Yasmin Kafai to campus on Thursday, June 18 to speak about the importance of computer programming in schools.

Dr. Kafai is Professor and Chair of the Teaching, Learning and Leadership Division at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. She will talk about how computer programming can be incorporated into a school’s curriculum to help teach students how to be critical producers and consumers of their digital world.

“Not only does programming have the potential to speak to students’ out-of-school digital literacies practices, but it can also help develop important critical thinking, creative problem-solving and collaboration skills,” said Dr. Janette Hughes, Acting Dean, Faculty of Education, Ontario Tech. “This talk will be of interest to current and emerging educators, students and anyone interested in the future of education.”

  • When: Thursday, June 18 from 3 to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Education Building, Room 210, 11 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario

For more information on this talk, or to learn more about Dr. Kafai, view the event poster.

Please RSVP to Kim Mitchell, Administrative Assistant, by Monday, June 8.