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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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Eliza-Gabriella Dennis

Ridgeback Student Voices Crew

Faculty of Business and Information Technology 

Hi there! I’m Eliza-Gabriella Dennis, you can call me Gabbie or Eliza whichever you prefer. I’m a second year student in the Commerce program and hope to become a Certified Professional Accountant in the future. When I’m not focusing on school/academia, I usually find myself watching football(soccer). I’m a huge Chelsea fan and my favourite player is Mateo Kovacic. Apart from sports, I absolutely love watching anime and reading books. Even though it can be a repetitious cycle, I do like to switch it up by travelling. My favourite country that I’ve travelled to, to date, is Monaco. I always strive to learn new things and I’m currently trying to learn the violin, hopefully that goes well. As a Ghanaian, I have a strong passion for dancing and really like to vibe with other dancers. I’m not a professional dancer or anything but it’s just something I really like to do.

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