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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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Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Regulation 860 mandates the university to provide WHMIS training to all of its employees. At the university, WHMIS training is delivered online. The online module has been developed to meet the requirements set out in the WHMIS regulation and the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. The information also contains an introduction to GHS - the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.  

All full time and limited term Academic and Staff employees, particularly those that have been newly hired, are expected to complete this training in a timely manner. Thank you in advance for your compliance in this very important matter.

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