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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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Silicon Valley company, Verkada, taps into Ontario Tech’s impressive student talent

The San Mateo based enterprise security system leader traveled north to Ontario Tech to recruit students from the high-demand areas of Networking and Information Technology, Engineering, and Computer Science. 

Verkada’s Brandon Davito, Vice-President of Product and Operations, and Ethan Cuttler, Technical Support Manager spoke to students about the drive, innovative thinking, and collaborative approach Verkada has observed in Ontario Tech interns like Reese Daniel. During the session students got hands-on experience with Verkada’s cutting edge cloud-based, AI-enabled security hardware.

Since visiting our campus in November 2019, Verkada has hired a number of Ontario Tech’s in demand Networking and IT grads and continues to recruit to meet the company’s rapid growth. For the link to the full story, click here.