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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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Reconnecting and Celebrating at Alumni Receptions

Group of alumni at the 2014 reception

We reconnected, we reminisced, and we raised our glasses to Ontario Tech!

It was great to see so many familiar faces at the spring receptions for Ontario Tech alumni. In Toronto, Ontario we gathered at the 3 Brewers Microbrewery Restaurant and in Oshawa, Ontario at Riley’s Olde Towne Pub. While enjoying a complimentary drink and nibbles we rekindled old friendships, started a few new ones, shared stories and did some networking.

Both events were a tremendous success, attended by alumni from all faculties and graduating classes. Many folks went home with great prizes including Ontario Tech leather portfolios, drinking glasses, sweatshirts and umbrellas, as well as a $200 pre-paid MasterCard. We also had an opportunity to talk about the many things happening on campus these days, which is – lots!

Come see for yourself at our next alumni reception. It will be held during Ontario Tech Homecoming on Saturday, September 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Business and Information Technology Building, Atrium. Award-winning comic Debra DiGiovanni will make a special appearance.

Hope to see you there to celebrate our alma mater and our amazing alumni friends!

Photo – from left: Meghan Waybrant, Concurrent Science/Education, class of 2012; Kristen Daize, Communication, class of 2012; and Daniel Homoncik, Commerce, class of 2010.

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