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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services


Nominate a Ridgeback!

The athletics team has launched a brand new alumni award this year! 

The Ridgeback Pride alumni of distinction award honours distinguished alumni who represented the heart, soul and spirit of the Ridgebacks throughout their varsity career and continue to do so in their professional career.
The award recognizes one Ontario Tech graduate who was a varsity athlete that demonstrates proven leadership skills, exceptional achievements in business or industry and outstanding contributions to the community.
The award recipients’ stories are inspirational to current student-athletes and remind us how Ontario Tech transforms students who go on to make a positive difference following graduation.

Nominations are due February 28, 2020.

The award will be presented to a deserving recipient at the Varsity Alumni Reception and Athletic Banquet on March 26, 2020.  

Scott Barker, Hunter and Steven Murphy

Scott Barker (Director of Athletics), Hunter (the Ridgeback)
and Steven Murphy (President and Vice-Chancellor)



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