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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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Lakeridge Health and Ontario Tech partner to create microcredentials with eCampusOntario

As part of eCampusOntario’s first round of micro-certification pilots, Ontario Tech together with Durham Region’s Lakeridge Health proposed a credential centered on safe patient transfer. When COVID-19 hit and additional staff members were deployed to the healthcare field, Lakeridge Health suddenly found the micro-certification invaluable. All new staff responsible for patient care were required to complete the micro-certification programming. Not only did this ensure anyone caring for patients was trained in a specific, imperative skill, but it meant the training was standardized and had been vetted for quality.

Due to the success of the Safe Patient Transfer micro-certification, Ontario Tech and Lakeridge Health have joined eCampusOntario’s second round of pilots and will be creating a stackable micro-certification called Interprofessional Practice in Healthcare on Care and Safety, which they plan to pilot at a long term care facility.