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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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The word nool itself was created to represent its purpose – the “n” stands for numeracy, the infinity symbol “oo” represents life-long learning and the “l” for literacy. nool offers a variety of video tutorials, tip sheets, interactive tools and resources in foundational math, academic writing and study strategies.

nool was launched in 2009 as an open, online learning resource for first-year, first-generation students. Today it continues to provide open-access academic resources to anyone that wishes to strengthen their academic skills.

We hope you find nool helpful when developing the foundational skills needed to be successful in the first year of university and beyond. If you have any questions or comments about the material, please email

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