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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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Why the university needs more hand sanitizer stations on campus

September 27, 2018

There are GERMS

There are GERMS everywhere. No one wants to be touched by people with dirty hands and then get sick during exam season.


An advancement in Public Health: Washing your hands

Handwashing is a major advancement in public health. It is one of the easiest things a person can do to prevent themselves and others from getting sick. Catch up, people!


Here’s a good reminder

People need to be reminded to clean their hands. I know we are adults, but a reminder is not the worst thing in the world. See point ONE!


It’s a quick and easy substitute

In cases where soap and water are not available, hand sanitizer is a great substitute to keep your hands clean and germ-free!


Sanitizing is gentle on your skin

Hand sanitizer can be less irritating than soap and water on your hands and skin, especially during the winter when dry skin is more common.