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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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University of Ontario Institute of Technology successfully places $220-million bond issue

OSHAWA , Ont. -- The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has successfully raised $220 million for its state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure, which are key elements to its future growth.

UOIT has just completed an extensive construction program, including three academic buildings and a beautiful campus library, with plans underway for the construction of a $25-million engineering building starting in March 2005.

"The new buildings and our leading-edge technology will provide generations of students and faculty with the very best spaces for learning and research," said Dr. Gary Polonsky, the university's President and Vice-Chancellor.

The university concluded its first bond issue on October 15, 2004. The offering was of Series A Debentures, which will bear interest at the rate of 6.351 per cent per annum, calculated semi-annually in arrears and payable in blended semi-annual instalments of principal and interest. Payments will equal approximately $37.502 per $1,000 principal amount, and will be made on the 15th day of April and October of each year commencing on April 15, 2005. The maturity date of the debentures is October 15, 2034. Agents for the university were BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc.

The university's academic facilities offer an exceptional atmosphere for learning, including bright, spacious study areas and wired and wireless computer access throughout the campus. All buildings incorporate advanced green technology, including a heating system that draws on the warmth of the earth. Enrolment at the university currently stands at 1,850 full-time students, and is expected to rise to 6,500 students by 2010.

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, health sciences, social science, applied science, the pure sciences, engineering, 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 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

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