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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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A stack of books. The words Textbook Broke at Ontario Tech University below.

#textbookbroke is a student-led, grassroots campaign highlighting the detrimental costs of textbooks on student mental and financial health. 

You can get involved in the OER movement at Ontario Tech. Some ways you can do so are:

  • Involvement in the Student Union or Faculty Student Societies
  • Talking about OER with peers, teaching assistants, and professors
  • Participating in on-campus or social media #textbookbroke campaigns

September 10-14: On-campus #textbookbroke campaign

September 10-21: Social media campaigns

What's the Cost Infographic. For an accessible version, email