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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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Raising the Bar: AAC Speaker Series

AAC Speaker Series ImageFrom travelling the globe to specializing in Real Estate, Family, Criminal and Immigration Law, find out how three distinguished alumnae are raising the bar in their careers and lives. 

Carleigh Taggart graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Criminology in 2010, where she was also a member of the Ridgebacks Women's hockey team. Carleigh completed law school at the University of Ottawa, and is now the owner and sole practitioner of Taggart Law in Ottawa. Carleigh provides clients with legal representation in real estate and wills and estates.

Ruth Richards graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the Faculty of Social Sciences at Ontario Tech University in 2008. She completed a Graduate Certificate in International Business Management before completing her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Leicester UK. Ruth currently practices at a boutique law firm in Toronto, where she specializes in Family Law.

Sweta Tejpal graduated from Ontario Tech University with an Honours degree in Criminology and Justice Studies in 2008. She completed her LLB in University of Leicester in the UK in 2011, and established a boutique law firm in Mississauga in 2015. She primarily practices Criminal and Immigration Law.


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