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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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Appendix A: Commonly misspelled words

The following is a list of commonly misspelled words. They should appear lowercase unless being used at the beginning of a sentence, etc.

accommodate
acknowledgment
advisor not adviser
alumnus (singular masculine)
alumna (singular feminine)
alumni (plural masculine)
alumnae (plural feminine)

Note: Alumni should also be used when referring to a coed group of alumni. Use alumnae for an all-female group only.

bylaw
caliber
campuswide
cancelled
CD
CDs (plural)
centre, centred
co-chair
co-curricular
coed
colour
co-op
co-operate
co-ordinate, co-ordinator
counsellor, counselling
co-worker
curriculum (singular), curricula (plural)
datum (singular, rarely used), data (plural)
database
defence
dialogue (not used as a verb)
DVD
DVDs (plural)
ebook
e-commerce
e-learning
email
emeritus (singular noun), emeriti (plural noun)
enrol
enrolment
enrolling
enrolled
ensure (to confirm) not insure
evite
e-zine
favour
focusing, focused
follow up (verb)
followup (noun, adjective)
fundraise (no hyphen)
groundbreaking
gauge
health care (two words when standing alone) health-care (hyphenated when used as an
adjective)
high-tech
home page
honour, honours, honourable, but honorary interdisciplinary
install, installed, installment
Internet
judgment
kickoff (noun)
kick off (verb)
liaison
licence (noun), license (verb)
long-range
long-term
longtime
modelling
multicultural
multidisciplinary
multimedia
multi-year
neighbour
on campus/off campus: when used to explain areas related to the university
on-campus/off-campus: hyphenated when used as adjectives
ongoing
online
on site: two separate words when standing alone
on-site: hyphenated when used as an adjective
per cent
personal (pertaining to one person)
personnel (group of people)
post-doctoral
postgraduate
post-secondary
preventive (not preventative)
publicly
questionnaire
RSVP
short-term
supersede
Tim Hortons not Tim Horton’s
trailblazer
unnecessary
U-Pass
worldwide