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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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Physical activity

It is easy to become caught up in the work you are doing and forget to take breaks. Quick stretch breaks or walks are essential for your physical and mental health while working, especially while working from home.

Physical activity helps to improve your mood, while also helping to maintain focus in your tasks.

Looking for a place to go after your day at work? Check out the Campus Recreation Center!

  • Take movement breaks. Get up and move around, do light stretches or go for a walk around the office or home to reduce stiffness from sitting.
  • Use your lunch hour wisely. After you eat lunch, consider going for an outdoor walk with your remaining time.
  • Do desk exercises. Incorporating simple stretches that can be done from your desk can help eliminate stiffness from sitting.
  • Take advantage of the stairs. Avoid taking the elevator and utilize the stairs to incorporate more steps into your day.