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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

New Instructor Orientation

When: Tuesday August 29, 9:00 am - 4:35 pm
Where: North Campus, UA 3130

A program at-a-glance is available below. Should you need any of the materials in an alternative or accessible format, contact

Instructor Orientation: Tuesday August 29
Time Session
9:00 am - 9:05 am Land Acknowledgement
9:05 am - 9:15 am Opening Remarks
Dr. Langis Roy, Deputy Provost
9:15 am - 9:45 am Who Are Our Students?
Dr. Joe Stokes, University Registrar
9:45 am - 10:15 am Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Ontario Tech
Ruth Nyaamine, Assistant Vice-President, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:30 am Current Topics in Higher Education
Teaching and Learning Centre Staff
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Lunch and Q&A
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Canvas LMS Tour
Teaching and Learning Centre Staff
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm Break
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Public Service Alliance of Canada
PSAC Union Representatives
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Ontario Tech Library
Alyssa Jeffrey, Librarian, Social and Community Services
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Health and Safety
Marrium Khalid, Environment, Health and Safety Officer
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Open Education
Teaching and Learning Centre Staff
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Planning for Success
Dr. Lori Livingston, Provost and Vice-President, Academic
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm What Is The TLC?
Teaching and Learning Centre Staff
4:30 pm - 4:35 pm Closing Remarks