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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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Susan Allward Award

smiling womanSusan Allward is one of Ontario Tech’s brightest stars, whose inspiring career has shone with passion, warmth and strength. After playing a starring role in the success of many students during her illustrious career, the incomparable Susan is taking her final bow and heading for retirement.

Susan has had an incalculable effect on thousands of students during her time at Ontario Tech. She has inspired, enriched and supported student development through financial aid and awards. As a tireless champion of our future leaders, she has influenced policy change and has been an assiduous advocate for accessible and equitable education for all those pursuing a degree.  

In recognition of Susan’s legacy of consistent excellence, uncommon versatility and unwavering commitment to the students of Ontario Tech, we are proud to establish an award in her name.  

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