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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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COVID-19 Relief Tech Drive in partnership with the Bowmanville Older Adult Association

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To address the increased isolation and lack of access to technology caused by the COVID-19 pandemic for the older adult population, Ontario Tech University’s Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) is working with the local community to collect second-hand laptops and tablets to increase communication with family members and friends - thereby reducing the impact of isolation.

The COVID-19 Relief Tech Drive is part of a Capstone project for FBIT Networking and Information Technology Security students, in partnership with the Bowmanville Older Adult Association (BOAA). The project will help create access to technology for recipients and support mental health.

“This tremendous endeavour arose out of a conversation at a Clarington Board of Trade meeting attended by Ontario Tech’s Partnerships Office,” says Amanda McEachern Gaudet, Assistant Teaching Professor, FBIT. “There was an opportunity for the university to help meet a pressing community need and also provide our amazing students with a tremendous hands-on learning experience. They hope to collect dozens of devices for the BOAA, and through technology, help make daily life during COVID-19 a little bit easier for so many.”

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