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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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2021 Chancellor's Challenge

Chancellor Mitch Frazer standing outside wearing an Ontario Tech t-shirt.Run or walk for Ontario Tech students

The inaugural 2021 Chancellor's Challenge was a remarkable success. Chancellor Mitch Frazer’s challenge was to help Ontario Tech students by running or walking 7.2 kilometres  which is the distance between the north and south locations of Ontario Tech — every day for four weeks, regardless of the weather. The Chancellor’s Challenge began on Family Day (February 15) and culminated on Ontario Tech’s annual Pi Day of Giving on March 14. 

In all, he ran or walked more than 380 kilometres during the Challenge, roughly the cumulative distance from Toronto to the heart of Muskoka and back. Many others in the campus community followed the Chancellor’s lead and joined the Challenge in their own way by running or walking, and asking family, friends and colleagues to participate with a gift to the fundraising campaign.

Thank you to all of our donors for your generous support!