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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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Holiday Food Drive

The annual Holiday Food Drive is a longstanding tradition on campus that has helped hundreds of Ontario Tech University and Durham College students, and their families, enjoy happier holidays. It also gives our campus community an opportunity to come together for a great cause.

The success of the drive would not be possible without the kindness of volunteers. 2017 once again saw high demand for our services. With your help and generosity, we raised nearly $25,000 to assist more than 150 university and college student families—more than 350 people in total.

Our goal for Giving Tuesday is to raise $2,000 for the Food Drive to assist more student families have a happier holiday season.