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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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Tony Comper, President and CEO, BMO Financial Group will announce a major donation to new Library at UOIT

Tony Comper, President and CEO, BMO Financial Group will announce a major donation to the new Library on the shared campus of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College.

Date: Thursday, October 28

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Place: The Library, located at the North end of campus at 50 Founders Drive

An announcement will be made about a financial gift from BMO Financial Group to the campus Library of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College.

Dr. Gary Polonsky, President of both institutions, said the gift will significantly impact the students of both educational facilities.

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 BMO Financial Group
Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group (TSX, NYSE: BMO) is a highly diversified North American financial services organization. BMO serves clients across Canada and the United States through its Canadian retail arm BMO Bank of Montreal; BMO Nesbitt Burns, one of Canada's leading full-service investment firms; and through Chicago-based Harris. BMO Bank of Montreal has 12 branches in the Durham Region. In addition to the new contribution to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, BMO is also a supporter of other community based projects such as the Durham Regional Cancer Centre at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, the Parkwood Foundation and the United Way of Oshawa, Whitby and Clarington.

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For more information, please contact:

Michael Edmonds
BMO Financial Group

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