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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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Early Alert

Early alert is a formal, proactive program designed to identify students exhibiting similar characteristics of students that do not persist. Research shows the earlier an at-risk student is identified, the better the prognosis for their success. It is with this knowledge that Early Alert to date is based on the availability of data within our systems along with diagnostic testing, (math readiness and non-cognitive survey), and then analyzing the data to determine which factors contribute to students at risk for attrition. This data is gathered as early as the admissions process with admission grades/averages and demographic information and as additional information is collected (i.e. participation in summer programming, diagnostic testing, etc.) it is being added to the early alert report and the student’s risk level is recalculated.