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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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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Wednesday, December 6th, 2023

11:00 am - 11:45 am

60 Founders Dr, Oshawa, ON L1G 7W1

Please join us in the ACE Atrium to come together and remember the 14 women who were murdered in an act of gender-based violence at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal on December 6, 1989. As a symbol of recognizing ongoing violence against women, Ontario Tech University Engineering will be revealing a brand-new monument to represent the remembrance of past events and the ongoing realities of girls and women around the world.

 Event Agenda: 
  • Opening Remarks: Cassi Campbell, Women in Engineering President
  • Eda Aydin, Assistant Teaching Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science 
  • Candle Lighting Ceremony
    • Dr. Meaghan Charest-Finn, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Moment of Silence
  • Closing Remarks: Cassi Campbell, Women in Engineering President
  • Unveiling of Monument: Dr. Hossam Kishawy, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
    • The monument will be unveiled outdoors so please dress accordingly

Content Advisory:
Please note that the memorial ceremony will mention different forms of sexual violence including sexual assault, sexual harassment, and murder. Please prioritize your health and well-being and take the space that you need if you do not feel comfortable at this event. For resources and supports, please contact :

On-Campus: Connect with our Student Mental Health Services
Phone: 905-721-3392 or Email
They are open Monday to Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm.
Off-Campus: Connect with Good2Talk which is a 24/7 Support Line for Post-Secondary Students.
Call 1-866-925-5454
Text “GOOD2TALK” to 68686

If you are an employee, you can access support through the Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP) by clicking HERE.

This event is presented in partnership by: