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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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National Engineering Week activities at Canada's newest university

OSHAWA, Ont. - Close to 1,000 secondary students from the Durham and Toronto area are expected to celebrate the first ever National Engineering Day at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, next Monday, March 1. The inaugural event for our Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is part of National Engineering Week, Feb. 28 - March 7, a Canada-wide celebration of engineering excellence.

The day's activities at Canada's newest university culminate with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science's presentation, Robotics: from Jurassic Park to exploring the universe, featuring guest speaker Mike Schmidt, Manager, system design engineering, MD Robotics. The internationally recognized organization is known for designing Canada's Space Arm, the Canadarm; and the triceratops, a lifelike, animated dinosaur created for the Island of Adventure at Universal Studios.

The lecture will focus on the role that robotics technology plays in enhancing our everyday lives, exploring our universe, and creating thrilling, blockbuster movies and exciting attractions.

Other engineering activities include a welcome from Dr. Marc Rosen, Dean of Engineering and Applied Science, and a tour of the university campus.

Members of the media are welcome.

Monday, March 1, 2004, 1 p.m.

Campus Gymnasium
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
2000 Simcoe St. North

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