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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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Cooperative education, also known as "co-op education", is a unique approach to learning that combines classroom instruction with practical work experience. In a co-op program, students alternate between academic semesters and paid work terms, allowing them to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world situations. This hands-on approach to education is particularly valuable because it helps students develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen field, while also providing them with valuable work experience and professional connections.

These programs typically last for four or five years, and they require students to complete three work terms in order to graduate with recognition of the experience on a student’s transcript. During work terms, students are employed by companies or organizations in their chosen field, where they are given meaningful work assignments and opportunities to learn from experienced professionals. This combination of academic study and practical work experience will help students build a strong foundation for their future careers, and will help participating students make valuable connections in industry.