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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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Women for STEM Celebrate Success

Three Women for STEM award recipients standing together, smiling and laughingOne of the best ways to empower the next generation of female leaders is by celebrating the successes of the change-makers who have come before.

The Women for STEM Summit brings together industry, community and university leaders, students and alumni for an engaging day of panels and speakers. Held annually in the fall, the Summit features a number of distinguished speakers, policymakers and leaders in STEM who explore various viewpoints on the challenges faced by women in STEM fields. Discussions focus on the benefits of greater diversity for research, innovation and the future of our society as a whole.  

Our fourth annual Women for STEM Summit will take place on October 12, 2022. Each Summit features distinguished speakers who discuss the challenges faced by women in STEM. The 2021 Summit featured keynote speaker Rania Llewellyn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Laurentian Bank of Canada, the first woman to lead a major bank in Canada. This year’s theme is Journey to Sustainable Equity. Offered as a full day in-person event, speakers will explore what next steps are required to achieve sustainable equity and how women in STEM careers are helping shape that future.