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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

Accessibility Working Group (AWG)

The Accessibility Working Group was established at Ontario Tech University in September 2010 with the intent of creating a campus that is inclusive and barrier-free to all individuals with disabilities. In response to the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and eventually the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, which mandated accessibility planning province-wide, the Accessibility Working Group published its first Multi-Year Accessibility Plan. The objective of this foundational plan was to establish the University’s commitment towards developing and maintaining a study and work environment that is inclusive and facilitates the full participation of all students and employees with disabilities in all aspects of the University.

Members

• Shay Babb, Copyright and Compliance Officer, USGC (Co-Chair)
• Tina Murray, Manager, Students Accessibility Services (SAS) Office (Co-Chair)
• Chris Woods, Manager, Web and Digital Media Services, Communications and Marketing
• Julie Day, Human Resources Partner, Human Resources
• Krista Hester, Assistant to the Provost, Academic
• Ken Bright, Director, Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability
• Mhairy McLachlan, Manager, Information and Client Services, Office of the Registrar
• Susan Forbes, Manager, Teaching & Learning Centre
• Owen Davis, President, Ontario Tech Student Union (OTSU)
• Emily Tufts, Associate University Librarian, Scholarly Resources, University Library