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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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Government of Canada supports UOIT researchers and their partners

ARC announcement

Today, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, announced a one-year extension of the Applied Research and Commercialization (ARC) initiative, creating jobs and economic growth in the region. Minister Goodyear, accompanied by Oshawa Member of Parliament Colin Carrie, made the announcement while celebrating partnerships established through the initiative between the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and 13 southern Ontario businesses.

Last year, under the ARC initiative, UOIT was approved for up to $739,000 from FedDev Ontario to partner with small- and medium-sized businesses on activities such as applied research, engineering design, technology development, product testing, and certification. With their project partners, UOIT researchers are working to bring new products to the marketplace sooner. 

The extension, with funding of up to $15 million, will enable the participating 24 post-secondary institutions to apply for additional support.

More details about the ARC initiative are available on the FedDev Ontario website

More details about UOIT’s ARC projects are available on the website.