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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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Campus radio station goes worldwide

Oshawa, Ont. - Students of Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology have enjoyed listening to their campus radio station since its inception in September 2003. It's now time to share this medium with the rest of the world.

On September 27 at 10 a.m., students of both institutions will watch and listen as their campus radio station, The FreQuency (The FreQ) will be launched on the World Wide Web. It will be the first time that the station has gone public since its campus intranet launch earlier this year.

"It is a great opportunity for the students and faculty to have their voice heard not only on campus, but also worldwide," said Kris Dickerson, station manager.

The launch will keep students informed of campus events and activities, even when they are off site. And it allows an opportunity for more involvement-not only in the campus community but for the region as a whole.

"This is an excellent opportunity for students to become more involved in their school and community," said Dickerson. "This is (also) a great way to keep the community involved and aware of what is happening at our schools."

Many of the personalities at The FreQ are Entertainment Administration students who receive practical, hands-on experience by working at the station, although some are volunteers from other programs. Also included in the daily operations are students from marketing, advertising, journalism, criminal justice, computer programming, and more.

The FreQ is a non-profit organization that allows local musicians to be recognized, and offers Public Service Announcements to groups that are looking to announce free-of-charge charitable fundraisers. For more information, visit The FreQ online at www.thefreq.ca.

About the University of Ontario Institute of Technology
As the province'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 undergraduate degree programs in the fields of business and information technology, sciences, engineering, nursing, justice studies, and education. It is also developing leading-edge research and graduate programs, and is Ontario's first laptop-based university. Sharing selected services with Durham College, UOIT welcomed its first students in September 2003. To find out more, visit www.uoit.ca or call 1.866.844.8648.


About Ontario Tech University
A modern, forwarding-thinking university, Ontario Tech advances the discovery and application of knowledge to accelerate economic growth, regional development and social innovation. We inspire and equip our students and our graduates to make a positive impact in a tech-focused world. For us, it’s not only about developing the next tech breakthrough. Understanding and integrating the social and ethical implications of technology differentiates us as university. Learn more at ontariotechu.ca.


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Tania Henvey
Communications and Marketing
Ontario Tech University
905.721.3111 ext. 2513
tania.henvey@dc-uoit.ca