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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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Pumpkin Spice & Polonsky Commons

October 6, 2023

Many people associate the back-to-school season with long lectures, heavy textbook readings, and midterms on the rise. Do not fear, fall is here! This playlist was curated to help Ridgebacks romanticize this fall season. Inspired by popular alternative and indie artists such as Hozier, Boygenius, and Noah Kahan, it was made for your trek around campus. We encourage you to embrace the falling leaves and colder temperatures. Layer on a chunky sweater and grab your warm drink. This playlist is the setlist to keep you motivated during this autumn season.

By Grace Van Hezewyk