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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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Carol Gifford Graduate Award in Education

The Carol Gifford Graduate Award in Education will be offered to a full-time graduate student in the Faculty of Education.

  • Value
    • Value: $7,500
    • Quota: one per year
  • Eligibility

    Candidates must be:

    • Pursuing full-time graduate studies in the Master of Arts or Master of Education program in the Faculty of Education.
    • Demonstrate excellence in academics, research potential, personal characteristics and interpersonal skills.
    • Within the standard program length (for example, two years for master’s).
    • Preference will be given to students with:
      • Leadership experience.
      • Volunteerism and community outreach.
  • How to apply

    A complete application includes the following:

    • Award application
    • Two reference reports: Confidential letters from two assessors are required. The applicant must ask each assessor to transmit the appraisal electronically to or by hard copy to SGPS in a signed, sealed envelope.
  • Deadline
    Friday, November 23, 2018