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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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Book of Awesome author and Shake Hands with the Devil author to speak at university’s forum on community mental health and wellness

Futures Forum on Community Mental health and Wellness

Mental health and wellness are a top priority here at the university and across the country. On May 10, we will bring together organizations, policy-makers, and government and industry leaders to develop strategies for healthier communities across Canada.

The Futures Forum on Community Mental Health and Wellness features a full day of events and discussions designed to tackle some of the most important topics in community mental health. Keynote speakers for the day include Neil Pasricha, best-selling author of The Book of Awesome, and Lieutenant-General the Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire (Retired), author of Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda.


8 to 9 a.m.

Registration and continental breakfast

9 to 9:30 a.m.

Opening plenary

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Forum one: Mental Health of Vulnerable Populations

10:30 to 11 a.m.

Networking break

11 a.m. to noon

Forum two: Occupational Health and Well-Being

noon to 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon keynote speaker: Lt.-Gen. (Retired) Roméo Dallaire

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Forum three: Physical Activity and Healthy Communities

2:30 to 3 p.m.

Networking break

3 to 4 p.m.

Forum four: Health Technology and Quantifying Health

4 to 4:30 p.m.

Closing keynote speaker: Mr. Neil Pasricha

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Wine and cheese reception

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