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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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Students at Durham College and UOIT to unveil major funding initiative

OSHAWA, Ont. - The Students of Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Ontario (UOIT) will announce an unprecedented financial pledge on Tuesday, April 13, to support the development of their campus.

Student leaders and senior officials from the college and the university will gather to announce the students' contribution at 11:30 a.m. in the Marketplace cafeteria, located in the Gordon Willey Building on the Oshawa campus of Durham and UOIT, 2000 Simcoe Street North at Conlin Road. The event is open to the public and members of the media, and is scheduled to conclude at noon.

Speakers will include Ken Swan, the Student Association's current president, incoming president Thomas Coughlan, Gary Polonsky, the president of Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and Terry Slobodian, vice-president of advancement for UOIT and the president of the Durham College Foundation.

The Student Association's contribution will count towards UOIT's $100-million fundraising goal, supporting the creation of state-of-the-art facilities, the underwriting of leading-edge research, and the funding of student scholarships and bursaries.

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