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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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Canada's newest university uses leading-edge, Web-based technology to attract students

Online e-cruiting sessions put program information at prospective students' fingertips

Oshawa, Ont. - Canada's newest university is using leading-edge, Web-based technology to put program information at prospective students' fingertips.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is conducting online Web information sessions (e-cruiting sessions) to attract students.

Students interested in learning more about the university can register online for an e-cruiting session to have questions answered by the university deans, get specific program information or learn more about the university.

On January 8 at 7 p.m., the university will host an e-cruiting session for its science degrees including the Bachelor of Science in Biological Science, the Bachelor of Science in Physical Science and the Bachelor of Science in Radiation Science. Dr. William Smith, dean designate of the School of Science, and Dr. George Bereznai, dean of the School of Energy Engineering and Nuclear Science, will be available online to answer students' questions.

"In keeping with our mission to provide students with the latest technology in their pursuit of higher learning and careers, we are delighted to offer students an online opportunity to connect with our deans and learn about our university," says Gary Polonsky, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

The use of technology plays an integral role in higher learning at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. At Ontario's first laptop-based university, students will use the latest model of the IBM ThinkPad and will benefit from fully networked classrooms, labs and learning spaces.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology offers nine degree programs in areas of business and information technology, sciences, engineering, nursing, justice studies and education. Currently under development in Oshawa, the university will welcome its first class of students in September 2003.

For more information, e-mail, or call 1.866.844.8648.

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