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UOIT recognizes generous gift from Baagwating Community Association

OSHAWA, Ont. - The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) was pleased to welcome representatives of the Baagwating Community Association today to campus for an official thank you for their generous donation of $100,000 to the Campaign for the new U! In honour of their gift, a lecture theatre in the Science building will be dedicated to the Baagwating Community Association.

Gary Edgar, chair of the Baagwating Community Association stated, "By developing opportunities for economic growth and sustainability through the Great Blue Heron Casino, we are able to invest in UOIT in a significant manner. In choosing to donate to the Campaign for the new U we have demonstrated our support for Ontario's market-oriented university, which will be an engine of economic as well as knowledge-based growth for our region for many years to come. By supporting UOIT we have the opportunity to invest in the youth of our communities as they obtain the skills to accomplish great things in their future."

"It is through the support of area leaders such as the Baagwating Community Association that we will reach our goal of raising $100 million for UOIT," stated Terry Slobodian, vice-president of Advancement. "Achieving our target will take strong partnerships with community groups, corporations and individuals. I am very pleased that our friends at Baagwating have come forward so early in our campaign and set the bar high with their generous gift."


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