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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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News Advisory - Construction of Canada's newest university underway

Oshawa, Ont. - Members of the media are invited to a special ceremony celebrating the construction of the first building for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology as well as the completion of the new South Wing, created for Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology students.

Who: The Hon. Dianne Cunningham,
Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, plus 200 to 300 other dignitaries, community leaders, students, staff and community members
When: Thursday, November 28, 2002
10:30 a.m.
Where: Oshawa campus (north entrance foyer)
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario

Located less than an hour east of Toronto, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology is Canada's newest university and Ontario's only laptop-based university. The university will greet its first class of students in September 2003 with a spectacular campus that has been designed by the internationally acclaimed firm of Diamond and Schmitt Architects Incorporated of Toronto.

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A modern, forwarding-thinking university, Ontario Tech advances the discovery and application of knowledge to accelerate economic growth, regional development and social innovation. We inspire and equip our students and our graduates to make a positive impact in a tech-focused world. For us, it’s not only about developing the next tech breakthrough. Understanding and integrating the social and ethical implications of technology differentiates us as university. Learn more at