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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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A Guide to Goal Setting

February 24, 2023

We all know that feeling when we set goals but don’t achieve them. The problem is that often, the goals themselves aren’t realistic. We set ourselves up for failure when we set goals that are unachievable for a variety of reasons. Either they are impossible to complete within the timeframe specified, or there is a lack of action/steps toward completion. The key is to set attainable goals in a reasonable amount of time and with reasonable steps toward them. One way you can do this is by ensuring that your goals are SMART.


  • Be specific and include details on what you would like to achieve.


  • How will you measure your progress?
    • There needs to be a way that you can determine how close you are to achieving your goal.


  • Your goal must be realistic.
    • Can it be attained within the set amount of time and the resources you have right now?
    • How will you get the help you need?
    • What actions are you going to take?
    • Are you ready to take those steps?


  • Set goals that will be beneficial to you and your future.
    • Is this goal in line with the rest of your other ambitions?
    • Is this something that will help you in the future?


  • Set a deadline for the goal. You need to accomplish the target within a certain amount of time. Not having a timeline can lead to procrastination.
  • By using this method when goal setting, you can set yourself up for success by having manageable goals.


                                                                                                      Happy goal setting!