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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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Monthly television show to feature both institutions

Oshawa, Ont. - What's new on campus? Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology will be featured monthly on Channel 12. Watch for the launch Monday, October 4 of a new series on First Take LIVE with Dan Carter featuring guests from our local college and university.

The first program, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., will feature president Gary Polonsky and students Thomas Coughlan and Eva Sunny discussing what's new on campus this academic year.

Subsequent shows featuring campus guests will be at the same time Mondays on November 1 and December 6, 2004 and January 10, February 7 and March 7, 2005.

Community members will have an opportunity to call in their questions to 905.728.5810.

Watch and learn with Channel 12!

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, social science, and education. It is also developing leading-edge research and graduate programs, and is Ontario's first laptop-based university. Sharing facilities and selected services with Durham College, UOIT has over 1,800 students following 12 months of operation. To find out more, visit or call 1.866.844.8648.

About Durham College

For 37 years, Durham College has been committed to providing job-focused programs, accomplished professors, quality-driven innovation, student success and superior accountability. Our college has ranked first in provincial indicators for student satisfaction in the GTA for six years running, and at an 87.5 per cent grad employment rate, we have the highest ranking of the six GTA colleges. We've got over 6,000 students enrolled this fall in almost 100 programs. For more information, visit our website at, or call 905.721.2000.

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

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Ontario Tech University
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