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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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Everything You Need to Know About Ramadan

Ramadan Mubarak! Have you ever wondered why Muslims find the month of Ramadan so important?
March 13, 2024

A Heart That Thinks

We all know that the heart is the organ that pumps blood into the body, but recent scientific research has proved that there might be more to the heart than we think, it might even have a mind of its own.
February 7, 2024

What will I do with my power?

Some people hold more power in society and it is up to them to use it to advance themselves alone or to advance themselves while also creating equitable spaces for others to flourish.
January 22, 2024

Allyship: Addressing your privilege

Allyship made simple.
January 16, 2024

Oppression, discrimination, and prejudice explained

These three words go hand in hand. #LetsTalkEquity
January 3, 2024

Checking your privilege is scary, hard, and uncomfortable, so why bother?

What is privilege, anyway?
December 13, 2023

A Candid Interview with a 2SLGBTQ+ Advocate

In honour of concluding Pride month, a student shares their perspective on Pride Month at Ontario Tech, emphasizing the importance of celebrating 2SLGBTQ+ identities.
June 30, 2023

What is Eid al-Adha?

You might be wondering what Eid al-Adha is and why Muslims celebrate it. Read more to find out!
June 27, 2023

The Dark Side of Over-Shopping: How Consumer Culture is Harming the Planet and Our Wallets

This article exposes the dark side of over-shopping to encourage readers to make conscious consumption choices for the planet and their money.
June 20, 2023

Exploring LGBTQ+ Narratives: 10 Must-Listen Pride Podcasts

Dive into the world of pride-related podcasts that illuminate the vibrant and diverse experiences of the LGBTQ+ community. From personal stories to expert discussions, these podcasts offer invaluable insights, fostering understanding, empathy, and connection.
June 1, 2023

Learning about Attachment Styles

Secure attachment, anxious attachment, avoidant attachment, and fearful-avoidant attachment are the four adult attachment styles. Find out what part they can play in your relationships and your attachment type by reading on.
May 15, 2023

Sustainable Living: Easy Changes You Can Make in Your Daily Life

Learn about sustainable simple lifestyle changes to reduce environmental impact.
May 4, 2023

The Recycling Do's and Don'ts: Common Mistakes to Avoid

Recycling helps reduce waste and protect the environment, yet many people make mistakes that harm the process. Learn how to avoid the most common recycling mistakes.
April 21, 2023

How to Make A Pollinator-Friendly Garden

Follow these tips to make your garden a pollinator paradise!
April 17, 2023

National Wildlife Week

Come read and learn more about National Wildlife Week, which runs the week of April 10 every year!
April 12, 2023

If not you, then who?

How to be an ally in situations of discrimination.
April 4, 2023

What is Ramadan?

Fasting, prayer, reflection, and community gatherings are among the ways that Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan. To learn more, keep reading.
March 30, 2023

Equity and Diversity in STEM

Here we go through the basics of what Equity and Diversity is, why it's important and how we can implement them into STEM.
March 20, 2023

The Lasting Impact of Black Culture on Society and the Arts

The black community considerably contributes to the richness of the art world, so it is crucial that we recognize and honour individuals who have had a lasting influence.
February 28, 2023

Black Student Collective? What's that?

The Black Student Collective (BSC) comprises several clubs and groups founded by black students to create safe spaces to grow their social and intellectual networks. I spoke with the club's president and the events director to learn more about the group's activities, goals, history, upcoming plans, and other information.
February 24, 2023

Cultural Appropriation vs. Cultural Appreciation: What's the difference?

It's critical to comprehend the difference and why it matters.
February 3, 2023

The new year does not always begin on December 31

As the holidays get near, take a look at and learn about entirely different New Year's Days around the globe
January 3, 2023

Ways to give back this holiday season

Spread a little holiday spirit this Christmas and give back to those who need it!
December 12, 2022

Oppression, Discrimination, and Prejudice

This article discusses the Oppression, Discrimination, and Prejudice that the 2SLGBTQ+ community faces and how we can change this.
November 7, 2022

Global Diversity Awareness Month

Celebrate Global Diversity Awareness Month in October and show respect for the various viewpoints and worldviews across all civilizations.
October 26, 2022

Diwali? What’s That?

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October 24, 2022

Guide to being an ally

We have a responsibility to use our privilege to become better allies.
July 22, 2022

Understanding 2SLGBTQ+ Terminology

It's no understatement to say the 2SLGBTQ+ community has a lot of terms that are used to identify themselves and each other, but we’re hoping this helps.
June 23, 2022

How to be an Ally in Discriminatory Situations

This article will help people navigate how they can be an Ally during discriminatory situations towards people of the 2SLGBTQ+ community
June 21, 2022

Oppression, Discrimination, and Prejudice

This article discusses the Oppression, Discrimination, and Prejudice that the 2SLGBTQ+ community faces and how we can change this.
June 16, 2022

Allyship: Addressing your privilege

Part of being an ally is being able to address your own privilege. This article discusses how to do that and why it is so important.
June 10, 2022

Guide to being an Ally

This article describes how to be an Ally for the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
June 1, 2022

Changes that I’ve made in my lifestyle to be more eco-friendly

Looking to make changes in your lifestyle to benefit the environment? Look no further!
April 20, 2022

Sikh Heritage month

Read to learn more about Sikh Heritage month!
April 8, 2022

Diversify Your Playlist: Holi Edition

Today is Holi, the festival of colours! Celebrate with this us and this Holi-themed playlist!
March 18, 2022

Normalizing conversations about menstruation

Let’s talk about menstruation and how we can approach this topic with kindness.
March 8, 2022

What is Snapchat dysmorphia?

Learn more about Snapchat dysmorphia and how to navigate it.
March 4, 2022

5 Inventions You Did Not Know Were Created by Black Inventors

As the end of Black History Month quickly approaches, I figured it would be a great opportunity to curate a list of inventions created by black inventors.
February 24, 2022

Diversify Your Playlist: Black History Month Edition

Where would music today be without the influences of Black culture? Time to take it back to our roots for Black History Month and #DiversifyYourPlaylist with some amazing up-and-coming artists!
February 22, 2022

Gender Dysphoria and Why I Misgender Myself

"It started slow, first by accepting gender as a social construct. Then by figuring out why gender never suited me and realizing it's because it never felt correct. That led me to one term I had only heard in passing over the years: gender dysphoria."
November 19, 2021

How To Get Politically Involved

Political engagement can be hard as a university student. Here are some experiences from your fellow classmates and how they became politically involved and the importance of the youth's voice in all levels of politics.
November 2, 2021

Emotional abuse and toxic relationships

What are they, how do they start, how can we empower ourselves? Let’s talk about it.
June 23, 2021

The water crisis facing Indigenous communities in Canada

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June 4, 2021

Celebrating and uplifting the Asian community during AAPI month

“We should celebrate the many achievements the Asian community has made and remember that these achievements did not come easily.”
May 25, 2021

Influential women throughout history

Highlighting various influential women throughout history in celebration of International Women’s Day!
March 8, 2021

Recognizing the contributions of women at Ontario Tech

In honour of International Women’s Day, the Feminism Equity Advocates are highlighting some of the amazing women at Ontario Tech!
March 8, 2021

Celebrating Black creators

A list of Black creators to support in the areas of fashion, film, visual art, and writing!
February 26, 2021

Exploring the history behind Black History Month

Celebrate, acknowledge, and support!
February 16, 2021

Black Trans Lives Matter

“We must collectively demand justice and offer allyship to the LGBTQ+ community.”
February 4, 2021

Ways you can participate in the Black Lives Matter movement

A history of the movement and resources to continue learning.
June 4, 2020

Poems about relationships and consent

These poems were submitted as part of the #WeGetConsent art contest.
May 12, 2020

Establishing a culture of consent on campus

Let’s start with the basics, what exactly is an act of sexual violence?
February 12, 2020

The importance of voting in the Federal Election

Our votes as youth are extremely valuable.
October 18, 2019

Are you election ready?

Here are a few pieces of information that can help get you ready.
October 11, 2019

9 facts you should know about pride

Are you queer-ious about the history of pride? Here are 9 facts about pride month and the LGBTQ2S+ community.
June 27, 2019

Student Leadership Showcase: Alex Biancaniello

“The thing I enjoy most is helping out first-year students with the things that I had trouble with as a first year and knowing that at least maybe they won't have trouble with the same thing."
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Talking about Bell Let's Talk

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January 30, 2019

Small actions, big impact: My experience with social justice

Learn how you can make a change by starting small.
December 14, 2018

Avoid being the wrong kind of scary this Halloween

You can be (almost) anything for Halloween!
October 24, 2018

The science of cannabis

Up close and personal with some leaves (no, not autumn leaves!)
October 16, 2018

Common renting practices that you might not realize are illegal

Students rely on affordable housing, and affordable housing may not always be totally legal.
July 20, 2018