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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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Name a tree

Create a living legacy on our campus. Name a tree.

Celebrate a special person who has touched your life or leave your own mark on the university by naming a tree. A $2,500 gift covers the cost to plant and care for the tree for life, along with a dedication plaque.

Multiple donors can contribute to a single tree. Monthly payments and payroll deductions are accepted.

Please contact advancement@uoit.ca or 905.721.8668 ext. 5660 to name your tree.

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  • Dedication plaque

    The tree plaque will be ordered only after the tree is fully paid. Donors should request their plaque after final payment.

                Please note the following guidelines when preparing your submission:

    • Size of the plaque is standard for all commemorative trees (5” x 8” x ¼”).
    • Type of font and size of font are standard for all plaques.
    • Personalized messages may be included on the plaque to a maximum of 81 characters (not including spaces) distributed across three lines under the name.
    • Do not include birth or death dates. The month and year of the celebration are included on the plaque.
    • Messages are text only. Please refrain from using icons, logos and symbols.
    • No abbreviations or acronyms.
    • Quotes must be attributed to their author. The attribution is to be included in the 81 character maximum (not including spaces).
    • Messages must follow the university's Editorial Style Guide.
    • The university reserves the right to edit and approve all messages submitted.

    PLAQUE SAMPLE

    Plaque sample – In loving memory of Robert Brown, loyal friend, caring brother, loving son, and avid comic book collector.

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