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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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WUSC at Ontario Tech

November 20, 2023

Are you looking to get involved, make a difference, and have fun simultaneously? Then join WUSC at Ontario Tech! As the Director of Public Engagement and Outreach of the WUSC Local Committee at Ontario Tech, I want to tell you about all the awesome things we do!

What is WUSC?

WUSC stands for the World University Service of Canada, and it is a non-profit organization in Canada that works to create a better world for youth worldwide. It comprises a diverse network of students, volunteers, schools, governments, and businesses working towards this goal. WUSC supports youth-centred solutions to improve education, economic, and empowerment opportunities. WUSC strives to overcome inequality and exclusion and operates in over 15 countries across Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

WUSC at Ontario Tech

The WUSC Local Committee at Ontario Tech is involved in many exciting and empowering initiatives.

  • We are involved in the WUSC Student Refugee Program, and every few years, we welcome a student refugee to Ontario Tech.

  • WUSC at Ontario Tech collaborates with Student Engagement and Equity to run various events for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Against Women.

  • We have also been involved in many other events and initiatives, including the Ride for Refuge initiative. We were interested in various fundraisers to support refugees and their transition to life in Canada.

  • We also host many fun events, such as game nights, movie nights, and general member events.

  • The WUSC Local Committee at Ontario Tech has also won a WUSC Campus Award for Outstanding Commitment to Public Engagement!

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#LetsTalkAboutTheHashtag Podcast

The #LetsTalkAboutTheHashtag Podcast is a monthly series where the WUSC Local Committee at Ontario Tech discusses important hashtags and how they relate to WUSC's work! We currently have ten episodes on important hashtags which interview accomplished and knowledgeable panellists. These episodes include #BlackLivesMatter (featuring Dr. Camille Clare), #UyghurCrisis (featuring human rights activist Jewher Ilham), #SaveSouthSudan (featuring Olympian Rose Nathike) and many more!