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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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Writing in Social Science and Humanties

As a student in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, you will be studying social issues, social policy, justice cases, psychology, and contemporary thinking in criminology and other related fields. As these areas are constantly evolving and challenging each other, you will be using critical analysis to examine, review, and explore a wide range of topics.

There are a variety of assignment types that your instructors will use, including research essays, presentations, group assignments, and on-line discussion forums. You may also take some courses (as electives) outside of the faculty. Always make sure you understand the assignment requirements for each course – there can be wide variation between instructors and between the different faculties.

In most social science and humanities courses, you will use APA formatting for references and citations. If you are not clear on the formatting style required, ask your instructor.