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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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InspirEng Conference

Presented by The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Ontario Tech University and Hydro One, the InspireEng All-girl Engineering Conference is a 1-day event open to girls in grades 9 & 10, intended to inspire the next generation of girls interested in STEM to become future engineers. Join us for a fun day and connect with like-minded peers during hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering, math, and physics. 

This year's conference will be held in person! InspirEng will take place on Saturday, February 25th, 2023, from about 10 am to 3 pm with a lunch break incorporated. Students will have the opportunity to meet and interact with current female-identifying engineers at Ontario Tech as well as very special guests! Join us to learn about current renewable energy and electricity generation. We will go over renewable energy sources and some basic design concepts before students will design something of their own!

Attendees will learn about what high school course pathways they need in order to apply for STEM programs and specifically engineering programs, as well as gain insight into what it's like being a female in STEM. Our programming will explain the importance of physics and the different streams of engineering, and some of the career paths that are possible in each one. You will also be inspired by current female engineering professionals as they talk about their careers, how they got there, and what it's like in the engineering workforce.

Engineering is a very diverse field with endless opportunities, and we hope this conference will help inspire you to discover more about engineering!

This year we are pleased to offer our InspireEng Conference at no cost to families with the generous support of Hydro One's WEMADEIT program.
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