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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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Dates

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For example: Classes begin on Thursday, September 18.

When referring to academic years, an en dash should separate the numbers (e.g. 2010–2011, 2011–2012, etc.)

When referring to multiple-year periods, it should be written as 2008 to 2012. Include the year if the date is more than 12 months from the time the copy will be published or released, or in the next calendar year.

Days of the week are included when writing copy about an upcoming event.

For example: Students returned to school on Tuesday, September 9.

Exception: Orientation Week will take place the week of September 2 to 6.

When writing the month and year together, do not insert a comma.

For example: The new program will be launched in September 2012.

Fiscal years can be referred to with the acronym FY, where applicable.

For example: FY 2013–2014