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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Planting a Better Future

Infrastructure and Sustainability and Engineering Outreach at Ontario Tech University are excited to be offering online classroom learning with hands-on opportunities to youth in grades 4-6. The Planting a Better Future initiative aims to educate the younger generation on the benefits of vegetable gardening and sustainability. We will discuss the basic science behind plants, their physical and mental benefits to human beings, and how gardening is a sustainable hobby that is beneficial to the planet.


Engineering Connections: Environmental Engineering, Sustainability Engineering.

We plan to have an online session that is an hour-long, where students will plant seeds while learning to care for their plants, learn about well-being, and discuss sustainability topics. We may also have a follow-up session to compare seedlings and continue learning. 

We are pleased to offer Planting a Better Future initiative at no cost to families with the generous support of Hydro One and Ontario Tech Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.