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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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Five study playlists to end the semester off strong

December 9, 2019

When I was in high school I could never listen to music while I studied. Now, with the amount of hours dedicated to studying as a university student, it’s hard not to listen to music as a study companion. Here are my five favourite YouTube study playlists to end off the semester strong! 

Epic Motivational Music 

This mix is for perfect for pumping you up and making you feel like the impossible assignment you’ve set out to conquer is possible after all. 

Christmas Jazz

This Christmas jazz instrumental mix  is a relaxing and cozy study companion. It is also a convenient way to get into the Christmas spirit as we approach the holidays!

Mozart Classical Music 

This Mozart classical mix will make your study sessions fly by while increasing your IQ! Classical music is shown to increase IQ with respect to spatial reasoning coining the term, “The Mozart effect” ¹.

Lofi Hip-hop 

If you’re looking for a mellow background score to help you loosen up during your rigorous exam studies, this Lofi Hip-hop mix is just for you!

Productive Music Playlist 

Do you like Pop music but get easily distracted by the words? Listen to this upbeat and instrumental productivity playlist featuring instrumental renditions of your current favourite songs.


[1] Kumar, N., Wajidi, M. A., Chian, Y. T., Vishroothi, S., Ravindra, S. S., & Aithal, P. A. (2016). The effect of listening to music on concentration and academic performance of the student: Cross-sectional study on medical undergraduate students. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 7(6), 1190-1195.