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԰AV 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.

Charles Hall

Located at 61 Charles Street immediately east of the Tribute Communities Centre, the former Alger Press Building was renovated and refurbished by ԰AV in 2010 and is one of the university’s key academic hubs. This historic Oshawa building dates back to 1903.

Charles Hall’s features include research laboratories, faculty and staff offices for the Mitch and Leslie Frazer Faculty of Education, and Faculty of Social Science and Humanities on the third floor. The second floor houses extensive classroom spaces, lecture halls and common areas for students and faculty, as well as the Office of Student Life’s downtown Oshawa services. The main floor is home to student support services offered by the ԰AV Student Union, the Social Science, Humanities, and Education Library, and Information Technology Services.