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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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2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Calendar 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Calendar [ARCHIVED CALENDAR]

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ENVS 1000U – Environmental Science

This course will introduce the conceptual, interdisciplinary framework of environmental science by examining its physical, biological, economic and social components. Topics will include environmental problems and scientific principles; ecological principles (ecosystems, nutrient cycles, geographic ecology, climate and biodiversity); resources and sustainability (food, water, energy and minerals); climate change; pollution (indoor and outdoor air, water, effects on health and ecosystems); energy (renewable, non-renewable, management); agriculture and food production (pesticides and pest control, energy and chemical inputs, land, soil water resources, population and economic issues); waste management and remediation and prevention of environmental degradation. Canadian examples will be used wherever possible but the underlying theme will include a more global approach.
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3
Note(s): This course may be offered in a hybrid format with 1.5 hours of lectures and 1.5 hours of online lectures and self-learning material.

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