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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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Arthurs announces $10-million capital investment to help UOIT grow

As students arrived this week to begin a new academic year, Pickering-Ajax-Uxbridge MPP Wayne Arthurs was on campus at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) on September 5 to announce that the provincial government was investing $10 million to build new facilities on the award-winning and state-of-the-art campus shared by UOIT and Durham College.

Arthurs, who is also the parliamentary secretary to the provincial minister of finance, made the announcement in the Campus Library's fireside reading room and was greeted by students, faculty, staff and members of the UOIT leadership team, including Dr. Ronald Bordessa, the university's president. Arthurs also announced that the government will be providing the university with unrestricted degree granting authority.

The new funding is part of a $50-million investment announced in the 2007 provincial budget for new capital projects and supports the McGuinty government's $6.2 billion Reaching Higher plan.

For more details, click here for a provincial government media release.

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