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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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Joshua Sankarlal

Joshua Sankarlal, elected Student Governor with Ontario Tech's Board of Governors for 2021-2022

Joshua Sankarlal is a graduate of Ontario Tech University’s Game Development and Entrepreneurship* program (class of 2021) where he was heavily invested in the growth of his peers in his role as President of the Game Development Students Association. Josh is currently serving as the President of the Ontario Tech Student Union. He is an active member of the campus community and is dedicated to improving the experiences students have at Ontario Tech.

*As of Fall 2021 this program has been renamed Game Development and Interactive Media.