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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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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is an international day to give back through donations and volunteering. On Tuesday, November 27, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology will participate for the fourth year with a goal to raise $20,000 to support the success of our students. 

This Giving Tuesday, we are raising funds for two projects to create greater resources that will alleviate food insecurity for students in need: 

  • the grocery gift card program which provides emergency support for University of Ontario Institute of Technology students throughout the year.
  • the Holiday Food Drive, a longstanding tradition on campus that has helped hundreds of University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College students, and their families, enjoy happier holidays.  

We hope you will join with individuals, corporations and community organizations this Giving Tuesday to support our students. On Tuesday, November 27, help alleviate food insecurity for our students. Don't forget to encourage your social network to join you in supporting our students and include #UOITGives whenever you post!


Thank you to our SponsorS

johnson insurance                                   jjmcguire

Thank you Johnson Insurance and J.J. McGuire for creating a matching challenge fund for all gifts in support of the Grocery Gift Card program. With your support we can raise $20,000.