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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 TA Orientation

When: Wednesday August 30, 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Where: North Campus, SIRC 2060

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

Teaching Assistant Orientation: August 30
Time Session
1:30 pm - 1:35 pm Land Acknowledgement
1:35 pm - 1:45 pm Opening Remarks
Dr. Carla Cesaroni, Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm TA Survival Guide
Teaching and Learning Centre Staff
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Canvas LMS Tour
Teaching and Learning Centre Staff
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Q&A Session
Teaching and Learning Centre Staff
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Health and Safety Presentation
Marrium Khalid, Environment, Health and Safety Officer
4:45 pm - 5:15 pm Public Service Alliance of Canada Presentation
PSAC Union Representatives