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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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Oshawa Generals and UOIT share victory

Hockey legend Bobby Baun signs autograph for young fan.
Hockey legend Bobby Baun signs autograph for young fan.

The latest in a year-long series of events celebrating the 10th anniversary of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) saw the Oshawa Generals team up with UOIT for a big victory for the UOIT’s 10th Anniversary Student Success Fund.

“This event was a wonderful way for UOIT and the community to come together,” said UOIT President Tim McTiernan. “The money raised will help us to provide needs-based bursaries, merit-based scholarships, and to support student conference and travel costs associated with undergraduate and graduate courses.”

The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) team hosted the first-ever UOIT Night on January 20 at the General Motors Centre in Oshawa. As the Generals rolled to a dominating 4-1 victory over the Mississauga Steelheads before a capacity crowd, the exciting matchup also produced a win for UOIT. Each Generals’ goal was backed by friends of UOIT with a $2,000 donation toward the Student Success Fund. The $8,000, raised courtesy of the Generals’ fan-pleasing efforts, along with another $2,000 in donations received throughout the night, will help UOIT students who face financial challenges as they pursue their university degree.

Toronto Maple Leaf hockey legend Bob ‘Boomer’ Baun was on hand to sign autographs at the game. Autograph proceeds will support the Bob Baun Varsity Scholarship, which rewards UOIT students who excel in both academics and athletics. Wearing his UOIT team jersey, Boomer helped entertain the GM Centre crowd, ensuring Generals fans quickly became UOIT fans too.

The OHL game was the perfect platform for university staff, volunteers and students to showcase UOIT’s 10th-anniversary celebration to the community and promote the many exciting public events planned throughout 2013, leading up to the official 10th anniversary on September 4.

UOIT thanks the following Oshawa-area donors who contributed to the goal donations:

  • Devon and Linda Biddle
  • John and Diana Foster – Prairie Plumbing Limited
  • Lawson Gay – Gay Company Limited
  • Dave Hotrum – Body Boomers Incorporated
  • Doug McKay
  • Bob and Wendy Strickert
  • Tony Willson - Ontario Motor Sales
  • Ed Vanhaverbeke – Syvan Developments Limited
  • Clive and Cindy Waugh

 Please visit www.giving.uoit.ca to make an online donation to the 10th Anniversary Student Success Fund.