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Rubin "Hurricane" Carter speaks at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Oshawa, ON - Members of the media are invited to the School of Criminology and Justice's inaugural lecture, "Going the Distance," a presentation by Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. Media are also welcome to attend a pre-lecture luncheon.

Carter, a professional boxer, was wrongfully imprisoned for three murders and served nearly two decades before his acquittal. His courageous story became a critically acclaimed movie, "The Hurricane," starring Denzel Washington. More than 1,000 high school and post-secondary students, as well as members of the public, are expected to attend.

Who: Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
What: Lecture followed by question and answer session
When: Monday, November 3, 2003
Noon - 12:30 p.m. (luncheon)
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (lecture)
Where: Dining Room above gymnasium (luncheon)
Oshawa campus gymnasium (lecture)
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa

About the University of Ontario Institute of Technology

As Canada's newest university, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology provides a unique combination of academic knowledge, vibrant student life, leading-edge research and hands-on skills. The university offers career-focused degree programs and shares selected facilities with Durham College. Located in Oshawa, Ontario, the university welcomed its first students this September. For more information, call 1.866.844.8648.

Media contact:

Kathleen Bain

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