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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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Kent and Douglas Farndale Award


Kent and Douglas Farndale Award




Health Sciences




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One award of $2,250 is available to a student who:

  • Demonstrates financial need.
  • Is a full-time student in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ontario Tech University.
  • Is a resident of Durham Region.

About the Donor

Doug and Kent Farndale understand the financial difficulties some students experience while pursuing post-secondary studies. As former Chair of the Board of Governors for the Port Perry Hospital and past president of its foundation, Kent has committed longstanding commitment to health and philanthropy. For this reason, she and her husband Doug established a bursary that supports students in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Having met some of their bursary recipients, the Farndales are pleased to see their donation has made a difference for students and wish them every success as they pursue their careers.

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