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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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How to use dashes

For more assistance with dashes, watch the following video from York University: 

A dash is a single, unbroken line about the width of a capital M placed between two parts of a sentence. Because dashes are used for emphasis in a sentence, they should be used sparingly in formal writing.


  • No spaces are placed between the words and the dash.
  • Do not overuse dashes. Too many dashes in one sentence or paragraph will make your writing choppy.
  • Incorrect: 
    • I thought she could be trusted with my children-but I was very wrong!
  • Correct:
    •  I thought she could be trusted with my children—but I was very wrong!
    • I thought she could be trusted with my children, but I was very wrong!