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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

Social media

Social media plays an important role in reinforcing the Ontario Tech University brand and building the university's reputation. Here are some tips and tools that will help you use social media effectively to tell the university's story:

  • Ensure your department or faculty social media channel displays a branded icon and the channel's name reinforces the university brand through approved naming conventions. If your social media channel still references UOIT, contact socialmedia@ontariotechu.ca for help with updating it to reference Ontario Tech.
  • Whenever possible, mention the university (@ontariotechu on Facebook and Instagram, @ontariotech_u on Twitter) or use our hashtag (#OntarioTech). This adds legitimacy to your posts, helps us track and share it, and ties your channel to the university overall.
  • Follow faculty and staff guidelines for clearly and accurately communicating the Ontario Tech story and representing the university.
  • Use images and videos that reinforce the university's brand and key messages.

For more tips and tools, see our full collection of social media guidelines.