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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 exceeds first-year enrolment projection

Sarah Rowe looks forward to attending classes at UOIT in the fall
Sarah Rowe looks forward to attending classes at UOIT in the fall

Oshawa, ON - Canada's newest university, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, is extremely pleased to report that more than 800 students have confirmed their enrolment as part of the university's first class in September.

"We're delighted to report that this figure has exceeded our initial first-year enrolment projection of 693 students," notes Richard Levin, vice-president of Strategic Enrolment Management and Registrar. He adds, "the university still has space available in certain programs for qualified students."

The more than 800 students are spread over the university's nine undergraduate degree programs including nuclear engineering, manufacturing engineering, biological science, physical science, radiation science, nursing, education, justice studies and commerce.

"The University of Ontario Institute of Technology has attracted high-quality students with exceptional academic achievements, as well as community commitment and leadership," adds Levin.

Opening in September in Oshawa, Ontario, the university will welcome its first class with innovative, teaching- and research-focused faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and a new residence overlooking a creek and conservation area. A new library and several other academic buildings are under development to accommodate campus growth and enrolment.

Graduating secondary school students who still wish to attend the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in September can visit the Ontario Universities' Application Centre Web site ( to check for available space in programs. As well, the university continues to accept applications from non-secondary school students for enrolment in September. For more information on the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, visit, e-mail, or call 1.866.844.8648.

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