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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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Staying on top of your education this summer

July 28, 2020

Now that it’s the summer and many of us have months off to ourselves, you may be considering getting ahead on your educational journey. What better time to do this than when we are all stuck indoors during a pandemic?

If you are looking to get ahead in your schooling for FREE… keep reading.

Harvard University is offering free online courses this summer in various subject areas. Here are some potential courses you might want to take. I’ve organized them based on your faculty. But hey, why not try a new course from a different faculty, you never know what you’ll learn!

Faculty of Business and Information Technology 

Course: Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies 

Course description: Explore how entrepreneurship & innovation tackle complex social problems in emerging economies.

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Faculty of Education

Course: Introduction to Data Wise: A Collaborative Process to Improve Learning & Teaching 

Course description: Learn what is involved in using data wisely to build a culture of collaborative inquiry.

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Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science 

Course: Energy within Environmental Constraints 

Course description: A quantitative introduction to the energy system and its environmental impacts. 

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Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science 

Course: Introduction to Linear Models & Matrix Algebra

Course description: Learn to use R programming to apply linear models to analyze data. 

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Faculty of Health Science

Course: MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Genes to the Globe

Course description: How can we eradicate malaria? Explore cutting-edge science and technology, and examine policies needed, to control and eliminate malaria. 

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Faculty of Science

Course: Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 1: The Electrical Properties of the Neuron 

Course description: Learn how electricity makes the neurons in your brain tick.

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Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities 

Course: PredictionX: Omens, Oracles & Prophecies 

Course description: An overview of divination systems, ranging from ancient Chinese bone burning to modern astrology. 

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If you are still struggling to find a course that speaks to you, check out the Harvard Online Learning website for yourself and see what sparks your attention.

These courses are great to get your mind off all the COVID-19 news that is constantly bombarding you. However, if you are looking for something more specific to COVID-19,  the University of Toronto is offering a Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19.

Hope this helps you enhance your educational journey!

By Sabika Bazli