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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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Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the resources provided, here are some questions to consider as you prepare your feedback.

  • Do you see any areas that could use greater focus or emphasis to advance these priorities?
  • What suggestions or feedback do have for the President as he continues to build the brand of the university?
  • Do you have any advice for the President with respect to the university’s engagement in the local community and/or provincially/nationally/internationally?
  • In your opinion, what challenges and/or opportunities do you see for the university over the next three to five years? 
  • What advice would you offer for the President to consider during his next mandate?