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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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Students tackle city-wide issues with municipal leaders

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TeachingCity partners – City of Oshawa, Durham College, Ontario Tech University and Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area – are celebrating another successful academic year for City Idea Lab.

Throughout the Fall 2020 and 2021 Winter semesters, more than 400 students from the three post-secondary institutions participated across 16 City Idea Lab courses to co-design solutions to pressing challenges.

Students focused on a variety of challenging real-life scenarios, including:

  • How the City might improve the function of and access to the Oshawa Youth Council.
  • How the City can address and dismantle systemic racism and deliver on actions within the City’s Diversity and Inclusion Plan.
  • How vacant properties in the City could be developed.
  • How the City and OSCC55+ might help mitigate social isolation experienced by older adults in the community.

Additionally, the City Idea Lab has been generously supported by RBC Future Launch.