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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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Websites and hyperlinks

When referencing websites, the www. prefix is not used in marketing material.

For example: (not

Don’t use the word link in your links

Screen readers tell the user when they encounter a link, so you don’t need to use the words link or links to or goes to in your link text.

For example: Visit our university policies page to learn more.

How to embed a hyperlink:

Note: These instructions do not apply to the university’s Content Management System (CMS). Refer to the CMS Documentation for instructions on how to embed a hyperlink on a CMS page.


  1. Select the text and right click the mouse.
  2. Select the hyperlink function.
  3. Add link to the address field.
  4. Select OK.


  1. Navigate to the page you want to link to and copy the URL in the address bar.
  2. Right-click selected text and choose Hyperlink from the pop-up menu (or Command-K).
  3. Paste the URL in the Link To field of the Insert Hyperlink dialog.
  4. Select Screen Tip to display a dialog when someone hovers a mouse pointer over the hyperlink (optional).
  5. Select OK in the Insert Hyperlink dialog.