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President to donate proceeds from latest CD to student bursaries

OSHAWA, Ont. - When it comes to creating opportunities for students, no one is more generous than Dr. Gary Polonsky, president of Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). In order to provide funds for students in financial need at both institutions, Polonsky is donating all the proceeds from his latest CD, Urban Gin, which features 11 of his original works performed by Dan Clancy, lead singer of Lighthouse.

A CD launch party for Urban Gin will be held on Tuesday, March 8 starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Centre at 2000 Simcoe Street North in Oshawa. At 6 p.m., there will be a performance featuring Gary Polonsky and Dan Clancy.

"I have always had a passion for writing music, and when Dan and I came together to work on this particular project, I knew that I had to do something for the students," said Polonsky. "I love to write music and I enjoy watching our students succeed. Why not combine the two?"

CDs will be available throughout the evening, and Polonsky and Clancy will be on hand to sign copies of this release. Copies can also be purchased online at Anyone interested in purchasing a copy is asked to contact Joanne Robertson at 905.721.3111 ext. 2452.


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 attracted over 1,800 students since its inception in 2003. To find out more, visit or call 905.721.8668.

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