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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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Jaclyn Gibson

Jaclyn Gibson

Jaclyn Gibson | Class of 2014

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Communication and Digital Media 
Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Jaclyn Gibson loved her undergraduate experience at Ontario Tech University. Studying communications with a focus on health sciences provided her with a springboard into a career she loves.

Jaclyn played with the Ridgebacks Varsity Women’s Hockey team. She served as Assistant Captain between 2011 and 2014 and during that time received numerous awards including Most Valuable Player, Top Offensive Player, Team Leadership award, the James-Baun Cup, and Dr. Gary Polonsky Leadership Award. Jaclyn also received a Chairman’s Charity Classic donor award. In 2016, Jaclyn was selected to the Toronto Furies in the entry draft for the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. 

In her own words, Jaclyn has “set the bar high” and is always looking for ways to better herself personally and in her career. She has recently completed a certificate in Human Resources Management through York University’s online program and is currently pursuing a certificate in Municipal Accounting and Finance. 

Jaclyn is now a Human Resources Analyst for the County of Northumberland, where she lives with her family (her husband is also a graduate of Ontario Tech). She has maintained strong ties to the Ontario Tech campus community. So much so that she will be featured at an upcoming Alumni Speakers Series event!

Join us on May 5, 2020, in Cobourg, Ontario to learn more about Jaclyn and to network and re-connect with your fellow alumni!