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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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David Akinyemi

David Akinyemi's Peer Leader headshot.Content Creator

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

What’s up! My name is David but most people call me David (that was meant to be funny lol) I am in my 3rd year of Mechatronics Engineering. 

Being a people-oriented person, I tend to get involved in groups that involve a lot of people. This year I am excited to be working as a senior peer leader, a co-facilitator of the one-of-a-kind Ontario Tech CoffeeHouse Open Mic sessions, and of course a content creator for the Ridgeback Student Voices.

If I’m not studying late at night in the library or in the second row (never front) of a lecture hall, I’m probably spending hours in my studio recording some bangers, in the gym running a 5K or at a friends place dropping off some goodies from my business!

Nigeria is where I call home but I’ve also quite effectively made Canada (specifically Toronto) my home away from home. If you see me, say hi to me. I’ll probably act like I’ve known you for years!

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