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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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Jim Wilson

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Jim Wilson is the Principal of the Durham Catholic District School Board’s (DCDSB) Archbishop Anthony Meagher Catholic Continuing Education Centre. In this role, he supports various campuses and sites throughout Durham Region that serve more than 9,000 students furthering their studies in 21 different credit, non-credit, and certificate programs.

Jim serves on a number of committees and boards. As Co-Chair of the DCDSB Joint Health and Safety Committee, he promotes and monitors safety in all schools. He also serves on the Welcome Centre Governance Committee, actively supporting newcomer settlement in the Durham Region. In addition, he is a member of The Ontario Association of Adult and Continuing Education School Board Administrators, and an External Governor representative on the Durham College Board of Governors.

Jim grew up in Durham Region. He holds a Bachelor of Education from Brandon University and a Bachelor of Economics from Trent University. He also holds Master in Religious Education degree from the University of Ottawa. He also received a diploma in Human Resources from Durham College.

He is an active member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Courtice, Ontario where he supports the music ministry and outreach initiatives. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends at the cottage.