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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 world is dynamic and requires leaders be cognitively ready to adapt to ever changing environmental paradigms. 

The FBIT Experience Workshop (XBIT 2500) course seeks to broaden students’ perspectives of the world through experiencing different ethnic, artistic, athletic, religious, social, professional, academic, or other cultures.  The experiences are intended to give students the foundation to view problems from different perspectives.  Students who successfully complete this course will have increased creative and adaptive problem-solving skills.  In addition, increased familiarity with non-congenital cultures will increase understanding and empathy and decrease ethnocentrism, important and valued qualities in an increasingly diverse working environment.

XBIT 2500 is intended to open doors of discovery to new ideas and value systems.  Students will experience and accept the world as a complex connection of ideas, where no field of knowledge can stand apart from all others.