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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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Area schools invited to participate in the 2014 UOIT Robotics Competition

Area high school students putting their robot creations to the test at the UOIT Robotics Competition.
Area high school students putting their robot creations to the test at the UOIT Robotics Competition.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is inviting new entries from area high schools to the ninth-annual UOIT Robotics Competition.

Organized by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS), the UOIT Robotics Competition involves dozens of teams of aspiring young scientists and engineers who combine their knowledge to program robots which will challenge each other in 'SumoBot' competitions. Participants will use LEGO Mindstorm NXT and EV3 kits.

The kickoff meeting and Beginners’ Workshop takes place Saturday, October 18 at the university. Workshops and practice session will be on Saturday, November 1 and Saturday, November 15. The event culminates with the final showdown races on the SumoBot ring at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre gymnasium.

You can get more information about the competition, including registration details at the UOIT Robotics Competition website.