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UOIT well-positioned to support future development of the federally-owned Pickering Lands

Science Building, UOIT north Oshawa location.
Science Building, UOIT north Oshawa location.

OSHAWA, ONTARIO – The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is looking forward to playing a key role in the future development of the Pickering Lands, as announced by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, Minister responsible for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Whitby-Oshawa MP.

“The Government’s long-term vision for the Pickering Lands fully aligns with UOIT’s commitment to accelerating economic growth and regional development, and to contribute to Canada’s global competitiveness,” said UOIT President Tim McTiernan. “As a catalyst for excellence in research and innovation, UOIT’s location in the midst of this evolving transportation hub will be an asset in support of growth as it unfolds. Through its focus on advanced manufacturing, sustainable energy and smart communities, UOIT is poised to help drive new economy jobs and regional development.”

By advancing the discovery and application of knowledge, UOIT is solving today’s global challenges through collaboration with industry, government and community partners.

The Federal Government’s plans for the Pickering Lands announced June 11 end decades of uncertainty over how the large area of Crown land in the eastern Greater Toronto Area will be developed. The initiative includes committing land for economic development, an airport and a national urban park.

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