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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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Use no periods in bulleted lists with fewer than three words per line.

For example: The Ridgebacks offers the following varsity sports at the university:

  • badminton
  • basketball
  • curling
  • dance
  • golf
  • hockey
  • rowing
  • soccer
  • women’s lacrosse

Bulleted lists that are longer, or can stand alone as a sentence, should have periods at the end of each bullet.

For example: Dr. Wendy Stanyon is an expert in:

  • Enhancing mental health literacy.
  • Facilitating mental health/illness awareness.
  • Training and education on mental health issues in the community.

Note: Bulleted lists should appear in alphabetical order unless logic suggests the list be prioritized or sequenced.

Numbered lists should only be used for sequenced/or numbered steps.

For example: To apply for the Ontario Student Assistance Program:

  1. Register online to create a password.
  2. Login and submit your information.
  3. Check the website to see when your money will be available.

When a bulleted list includes some information that is three words or fewer, along with information that features more than three words, you should capitalize the first letter and omit periods at the end.

For example:

Services include:
  • Advising/referrals to other services on/off campus
  • Indigenous Awareness Week
  • Pathways assistance
  • Personalized tours of both campus locations
  • Recruitment and admissions assistance
  • Running educational and cultural events on campus
  • Volunteer program