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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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The library - a valuable alumni service

Ontario Tech University LibraryThe library is one of those alumni services you don’t think you need but is actually really valuable. From the plethora of books, quiet places to work or study, the online resources, and the unlimited free Wi-Fi, the library has something for every alum.

As a master’s student, I am often searching for a quiet place to study and review. I frequently visit the silent study floors and private rooms to prep for my exams or do work for my small business. I have also used online journals in many assignments and reports as the university has so many sources from a variety of disciplines.  Being in a program that is mostly online, it's so nice to have a local place to study and access resources. I have even found some of my textbooks there and as our Alumni Card doubles as a library card, I’ve been able to check out books and materials whenever I’ve needed them.

You can visit the North Oshawa, Education and Social Science libraries as often as you like to take advantage of all of these amazing benefits. These next few months are usually the quietest at the library, so why not stop by and take a look for yourself? I hope to see you there this summer! 

Need a new Alumni Card before you visit the library? Request yours online.

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By Kaitlynn Gambier, Alumni Association Council (AAC) Engagement Chair
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