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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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How to make the most out of your summer as a university student

May 27, 2022

The summer months in university are pretty long. With school and studying taking up the majority of our time during the rest of the year, we are left feeling hobby-less for 4 months in the summer. But that doesn’t mean we have to do nothing! The summer months are a great opportunity to make the most of your time and possibly build some new skills. Here are some ideas of what you can do:

Apply for a job

There are many jobs hiring in the Durham region. It’s nice to be making a couple of extra dollars to spend on yourself and put towards something great.


Get experience in your field

Some degrees give you many options for what your potential career can be. Here’s a great time to try applying to work or volunteer opportunities in different occupations. This would help you figure out what you enjoy doing and will help you develop new skills.


Take some summer school courses

You can never go wrong with continuing your education. Taking summer courses can help lighten your course load for the rest of the school year, which means reduced stress and more time to do other things you enjoy throughout the year.

Review course material

It’s always nice to review what you learned to make sure you don’t forget. This also makes sure you are prepared for your upcoming courses.


Work out

Now is a great time to get back in shape and work on your physical and mental health.


Learn a new skill

It’s always fun to put yourself out there and try something new. The best part is, the possibilities of what you can do are endless! Learn a new skateboarding trick, learn to swim, learn how to invest, learn how to pay your taxes, learn how to paint, learn how to play a sport, I could go on forever!


Spend some time spoiling yourself

Don’t ever disregard how important it is to spend time on yourself. Work on yourself, improve yourself and learn to enjoy your own company.

Spend some time with your friends and family

Catch up and make those memories you always looked forward to! What’s stopping you?


By Angela Karimzad