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Community supports new university

Pictured above from left: Mitch Slomiany, member of the executive, the General W. Sikorski Polish Veterans' Association; Gary Polonsky, founding president and vice-chancellor of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Mitch Lutczyk, president, the General W. Sikorski Polish Veterans' Association; Chester Borek, financial secretary, the General W. Sikorski Polish Veterans' Association.
Pictured above from left: Mitch Slomiany, member of the executive, the General W. Sikorski Polish Veterans' Association; Gary Polonsky, founding president and vice-chancellor of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Mitch Lutczyk, president, the General W. Sikorski Polish Veterans' Association; Chester Borek, financial secretary, the General W. Sikorski Polish Veterans' Association.

Representatives from the General W. Sikorski Polish Veterans' Association in Oshawa presented Gary Polonsky, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, with a cheque for $5,000 on Wednesday, March 5, 2003.

"We are delighted to have a university in our city. Now our children and grandchildren can earn a university degree right in Durham Region," said Mitch Lutczyk, president, General W. Sikorski Polish Veterans' Association.

"We are very grateful to the veterans' association for this wonderful gift. Their generosity and vision will benefit our university and our students for years to come," stated Polonsky.

As Canada's newest university, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology will provide a unique combination of academic knowledge, vibrant student life, leading-edge research and hands-on skills. The university will offer nine degree programs initially and will share selected facilities with Durham College. Currently under development in Oshawa, Ontario, the university will welcome its first students in September 2003. For more information, visit the Web site www.uoit.ca or call 1.866.844.8648


About Ontario Tech University
Ontario Tech University advances the discovery and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and the delivery of innovative market-driven programs responsive to the needs of students and industry. With more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in more than 90 programs, the university promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. The university's commitment to accelerating economic growth and social innovation is realized through faculty research collaborations with leading organizations such as Ontario Power Generation, IBM, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Durham Regional Police Service. To find out more, visit ontariotechu.ca.