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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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Background and general guidelines

Ontario Tech University's Editorial Style Guide promotes a consistent brand identity and clear messages in university communications and documents.

This Editorial Style Guide captures the university’s preferred terminology, punctuation and abbreviations. From capitalization to hyphenation to the proper names of our facilities, this guide will help answer your questions.

The university follows Canadian Press style (CP Stylebook; CP Caps and Spelling) and the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, except where specified.

This guide should be used when writing academic calendars, campuswide emails, flyers, media advisories and releases, viewbooks, web copy, Weekly Report and other university documents for public distribution.

This document is maintained by the Communications and Marketing department. It replaces all previous style documents. The Editorial Style Guide is reviewed and updated annually.

Note: This guide does not follow style typically reserved for research papers. For academic bibliographies and citations, researchers should use such styles as:

  • American Psychological Association
  • The Manual of Chicago Style
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Modern Language Association

Questions and comments

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