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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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GEARS is an organized community inside our campus residences for Engineering students to live surrounded by their Engineering peers. The GEARS community hosts study sessions, provides peer support, and leads to lasting friendships. If you are living in Simcoe Village or South Village residence, we encourage you to join the GEARS program! You can learn more on the Ontario Tech Residence website.



Get ready for an action-packed day of activities including bubble soccer, dodgeball, an engineering build competition, a student panel, and more! Lunch will be provided and a merchandise shop will also be open for students to purchase Engineering swag and show off their spirit. Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather.

GEARS Orientation provides an action-packed day of activities to welcome new members of the GEARS Community., including activities like; an engineering build competition, bubble soccer, dodgeball, volleyball, basketball, a student panel, and a pizza lunch.