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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

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The below guidelines apply to university faculty and staff, and external agencies involved in the creation of official university websites and pages.

Note: Websites developed for faculties, departments, offices, services or any other individuals or groups within the university are considered official websites in support of our core mission or related administrative business.

Web content editors are responsible for the content of the pages they publish and are expected to abide by the highest standards of quality and consistency in addition to ensuring that content is accessible and aligned with the university’s Editorial Style Guide.

Official websites are subject to editing and possible removal if deemed non-compliant with design and editorial guidelines, accessibility and copyright guidelines, violate law or policy, or are detrimental or damaging to the university.

Accessibility

In keeping with the provincial legislation, all communication tools, including videos, websites and web content, must be accessible and comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. 

Learn more about accessibility guidelines for websites.