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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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Tribute Gift to Mark Naylor

Mark NaylorMark Naylor retired from Ontario Tech University on March 30, 2012. His leadership, wisdom and easy going personality were essential in facilitating many complex IT projects during his time at Ontario Tech University.

Information Technology Services invites you to make a gift to celebrate his legacy. The funds raised in honour of Mark will support an Ontario Tech student with financial need in the upcoming academic year.

Mark believes everyone should have access to education without barriers. Help us celebrate and, at the same time, support our students by making a gift in honour of Mark Naylor. To make a gift, please call 905-721-8668, ext. 5660 or email advancement@ontariotechu.ca.