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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.

Student responsibilities

Academic advisors encourage you to be proactive about your education. Here are some steps you can take to help ensure your success:

  • Assume ownership for your decisions;
  • Be familiar with the Academic Calendar and adhere to the university’s policies, procedures and requirements;
  • Check your regularly;
  • Contact your academic advisor and make an appointment when a problem first arises;
  • Follow through on actions identified during each advising session;
  • If it is not possible to keep a scheduled appointment, please notify us in advance; and
  • Prepare for advising sessions and bring appropriate resources or materials.