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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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The Nargis A. Pirmohamed Memorial Award

Nargis A. Pirmohamed was a loyal, faithful, and kind woman. Nargis dedicated her life to her family and serving her community. She truly appreciated and respected the care nurses provided to her and members of her family throughout her life.

Nargis Pirmohamed PhotoNargis was a strong, determined woman who never let her physical disability impact her positive outlook on life; she exuded kindness and compassion for others. Her friendship was priceless and her smile would light up a room. She always had a strong faitand believed in the good in people. 

Nargis was very proud of her niece, Sabrina, who is a nurse and whom she helped raise. This award will honour Nargis’s life by supporting the next generation of nurses.

The Pirmohamed Family have chosen to honour her memory by creating this award.

The Nargis A. Pirmohamed Memorial Award will be provided annually to a student displaying extraordinary compassionate care in their second, third or fourth year of study in the Nursing program, Faculty of Health Sciences.

To make a gift to the Nargis A. Pirmohamed Memorial Award, please call 905-721-8668, ext. 5660 or email