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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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Comma Splice

Video Resources

Video Resources

How to use a comma Splice

For more help using commas in your writing, watch the following videos by York University: 

Video one: The Simple Sentence 

Video two: Placing Emphasis using Commas
Video three: Interrupt yourself with Commas

Video four: Use a Comma to Add Extra Information

A comma splice occurs when two ideas are joined together with a comma. Unless the ideas are closely related, they should be placed in separate sentences. If the ideas are closely related, then it may be possible to join the ideas with additional words or different punctuation.


Sentences that contain too many ideas are considered to be run–on sentences.

  • Incorrect:
    •  I ate the chicken, it was dry. 
  • Correct: 
    • I ate the chicken. It was dry. 
    • I ate the chicken; it was dry. 
    • I ate the chicken, but it was dry.

 For information on comma splices, review the Comma Splice Tip Sheet.