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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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Tom and Linda Mitchell Bursary Fund

Tom and Linda MitchellAs graduates of a major university in the United States, Linda and Tom Mitchell understand the cost of higher education and would not have been able to complete their own engineering studies without financial assistance.

They called Durham Region home for more than a decade and watched the university grow in size and stature, enriching the lives of its students and adding to the culture and vibrancy of the community in many ways. In Tom's role as the Chief Nuclear Officer and Chief Executive Officer at Ontario Power Generation (OPG), a strong partner to the university since its inception, he experienced first-hand the supply of talented engineers and scientists graduating from Ontario Tech University. 

To celebrate Tom's retirement from OPG in 2015, the Linda and Tom Mitchell Bursary Fund was established. It provides annual assistance to a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing with financial need who is interested in researching energy and environmental solutions in the faculties of Engineering and Applied Science and Energy Systems and Nuclear Science. 

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