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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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UOIT student to receive scholarship from local publishing company

OSHAWA, Ont. - The University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) will honour Cedric Salibi with a scholarship from Whitby-based publishing company McGraw-Hill Ryerson on Thursday, November 25.

The $500 scholarship, and a plaque to commemorate the event, is awarded to the student who has completed the Collaborative Leadership course with the highest mark.

Jeff Snook, National Channel Manager and Custom Publisher from the Higher Education Division of McGraw-Hill Ryerson will present the award at 5 p.m., during the regularly scheduled class in Room 2080 of the Business and IT building. Faculty of Business Dean, Bernie Schell and Associate Dean, Wilfred Fong will also be in attendance.

A plaque will also be on display in the Business and IT building, which will include the names of students who have received the award each year.

The textbook used in this course was developed in a collaborative effort between McGraw-Hill Ryerson and UOIT. The university does not receive royalties from the book, but instead decided that money should be given back to students.

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