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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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University/academic terminology

Ontario Tech University is officially considered to have one single campus, with two locations (north Oshawa campus location; downtown Oshawa campus location). It does not have two campuses.

The university has established various names for all of its faculties, departments and offices.  As the university grows and evolves, these terms are subject to change.

The land owned by the university north of Conlin Road and west of Simcoe Street (for future development) is referred to as Windfields Farm lands or the former Windfields Farm lands (not Windfield Farms).

This section contains an up-to-date list of the university’s nomenclature, including short-forms (where applicable).