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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

Please join us for a virtual Memorial.

Monday, December 6th

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Please join us at the live stream below for an opportunity to come together and remember the 14 women who were murdered in an act of gender-based violence at École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989. We hope to give attendees an opportunity to reflect on the violence that remains a daily reality for girls and women around the world.
 Event Agenda: 
  • Opening Remarks: Bapisha Balakumar & Ameera Abboobakar, Women in Engineering Sub Society
  • Dr. Zeinab El-Sayegh, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Soma Chakraborty, Ontario Tech Engineering Alumni, Wolf Advanced Technologies
  • Olga MugishaBilingual Community Engagement, ManagerWhite Ribbon
  • Dr. Meaghan Charest-Finn, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Candle Lighting Ceremony
  • Moment of Silence
  • Closing Remarks: Bapisha Balakumar & Ameera Abboobakar, Women in Engineering Sub Society

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 wellbeing 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, 8:30am-4:30pm.
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.

Live Stream:


Get Involved.

White Ribbon is offering a free workshop on male-allyship and sexual violence prevention. We want to work together to equip male-identified students, staff, faculty, and community members at Ontario Tech University with the leadership skills that will support them in creating violence and harassment-free spaces within their fields of expertise.

Monday, January 17, 2022 from 11:30am-1:00pm

Click here to register and learn more. 


Show your support.

We encourage you to share your thoughts, educational resources, messages of hope, or the actions, big or small, you are taking in your own lives to question, call out, and speak up against acts of gender-based violence by filling out a card on the board below.


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