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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

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.

University and college to serve students world-class tennis centre

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College will serve students with a world-class tennis centre as part of their commitment to providing first-rate athletic facilities and a vibrant student life. Construction of the new facility at the Oshawa campus is set to begin in December.


University of Ontario Institute of Technology eases double cohort anxiety

Canada's newest university, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, will give educational peace-of-mind to up to 1,000 first-year students with its opening in September 2003. The university will also guarantee every student a place in residence in response to increased demand for postsecondary spaces created by the double cohort of graduating Ontario secondary school students.


New report shows changing perspective of first-year college and university students

Canadian students entering college or university this fall are distinguishing themselves as a highly admirable group, according to a new report released today by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The report, entitled First InSight, looks at the attitudes and behaviours of today's first-year students and is aimed at helping faculty understand what makes this new generation of students tick.



Canada's newest university receives legislative approval

It's official. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology - the newest university to be created in Canada - is now a legal entity, thanks to passage of Bill 109 by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario today.


The completion of the South Wing is celebrated.

UOIT welcomes Richard Levin as New VP Student Services and Registrar

When Richard Levin arrives at UOIT on June 3 he will have moved from the oldest university in Western Canada to the newest university in the country. Levin, who has served as Director, Student Records at the University of Manitoba since 1999, joins the University of Ontario Institute of Technology as Vice-President Student Services and Registrar.


Partnership Agreement endorsed by Boards of Governors 10-year framework to serve students in Durham Region

A partnership agreement has been approved by the Boards of Governors for Trent University and Durham College, the latter also operating on behalf of Canada's newest university, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) until their final Act has been passed in the Legislature this spring. This agreement establishes a framework for the delivery of programs to maximize university-level opportunities for students.