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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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Ontario Energy Minister Dwight Duncan to help open Ontario Power Generation Engineering building

Tours and demonstrations planned to mark opening of state-of-the-art facility working to meet the needs of the next generation of students

OSHAWA, Ont. - Ontario Energy Minister Dwight Duncan will receive a first-hand view of how the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) are working together to help meet the needs of next-generation students and address Ontario's future energy requirements, when he visits UOIT to take part in the official opening of the state-of-the-art OPG Engineering building at the university's Oshawa, Ontario campus.

The opening of the 40,000-square-foot, three-storey building will feature demonstrations of robot pick and placement movements and an incredible 3-D scanning process used in reverse engineering applications. Tom Mitchell, chief nuclear officer at OPG, and Dr. Ronald Bordessa, president of UOIT, will welcome Duncan, along with students, faculty and staff; OPG partners; municipal government officials; local dignitaries; and members of the business and academic community to celebrate the official opening of the OPG Engineering building.

The building features 17 state-of-the-art labs, including the Emerging Energy Systems and Power Systems labs, and industry-specific technology that provides UOIT students with the exceptional hands-on experience that will make them in-demand, next-generation engineers upon graduation. UOIT also offers Canada's only degree program in nuclear engineering.

Dwight Duncan, Ontario minister of Energy;
Tom Mitchell, chief nuclear officer, OPG;
Dr. Ronald Bordessa, president, UOIT; and
Patrick McNeil, chair, UOIT Board of Governors.

Today - Friday, March 30, 2007
11 a.m. to noon

OPG Engineering building, Rooms 2045 and 2050
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario

Enter off of Conlin Road and proceed to the Founders 3 parking lot.

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