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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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Hundreds of students expected to attend one of the region's largest job fairs

OSHAWA, Ont. - About 1,200 students and 60 employers will converge on the Oshawa campus of Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) this Wednesday, Feb. 11, for one of Durham Region's largest job fairs.

Companies attending the event include Bell Canada, CIBC, auto-parts maker Linamar Corp., high-tech giant Celestica, Good Life Fitness Clubs, Metroland Newspapers, National Sports stores, Ontario Power Generation, and Paramount Canada's Wonderland. Public-sector employers will also be well represented, including Community Living Oshawa/Clarington, the Durham Regional Police Service, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Lakeridge Health, and the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. Professional associations such as Certified General Accountants (CGA) Ontario and the Victoria, B.C.-based Women in Leadership Foundation will also have representatives at the fair.

Career & Employment Services at Durham College and UOIT, which organizes the annual event, has already registered the maximum number of employers it can accommodate at the fair. Organizations can still be added to a waiting list.

"There'll be great companies here that are related to the students' programs," says Tara Blackburn, director of Career & Employment Services. By attending, she adds, "they meet a qualified pool of candidates, they get their name out in front of students, and they become employers of choice."

The Job Fair primarily attracts college and university students in their graduating year, says Blackburn. "For the graduates, this means jobs," she says. "This means they can graduate with the comfort of knowing they're employed."

The event is also a great opportunity for students in earlier years to research companies and meet recruiters to discuss summer jobs, field placements, or internship opportunities. Some firms, such as Paramount Canada's Wonderland, are looking mainly for summer employees. "It's a great opportunity to get out there and network," says Blackburn. "It gives you a chance to speak to people you would otherwise not speak to in a day-to-day job search."

The Job Fair kicks off at 11 a.m. on Wednesday and runs until 3 p.m. in the campus gymnasium. For general information, contact Career & Employment Services at 905.721.3034, or

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 undergraduate programs and is developing leading-edge research and graduate programs. Sharing selected services with Durham College, the university welcomed its first students in September 2003. To find out more, visit, or call 1.866.844.8648.

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