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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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Gaurav Singh

Headshot of Guarav SinghGaurav Singh is a financial services professional with over 20 years of experience in retail banking. He currently is the Chief Operating Officer for Tangerine, which is Canada’s leading digital bank with 11 consecutive wins among midsize banks in the J.D. Power Canada Retail Banking Customer Satisfaction Study. Gaurav has served in a variety of capacities at Tangerine including, Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Payments and Lending, Vice President of Strategy & Planning, and Vice President of Integrated Marketing. He is also a champion for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Tangerine, having served as Executive Sponsor for the organization.

Gaurav obtained his MBA from the Ivey School of Business and completed his undergraduate studies in Economics at the University of Toronto at Scarborough. He lives with his wife and two children in Markham and has an avid interest in local arts, culture and sporting activities (Go Raptors!).  Gaurav previously served on the Board of Directors for The Safehaven Project for Community Living which provides respite and residential care for children and adults with complex care needs. Gaurav spent his adolescent years in Durham region, and continues to have close ties with the community.