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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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UOIT Paints the Town Blue at Homecoming 2014

Great weather helped welcome back alumni to Homecoming events (Polonsky Commons, September 27, 2014)
Great weather helped welcome back alumni to Homecoming events (Polonsky Commons, September 27, 2014)

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends gathered September 26 and 27 to celebrate UOIT’s biggest and best Homecoming celebration ever. Homecoming 2014 marked the university’s first-ever ten-year reunion event – which brought together UOIT’s very first graduating class from 2004.

  • Check out the photo gallery to see the UOIT spirit at Homecoming 2014.

Nearly two-dozen events throughout the weekend helped UOIT Paint the Town Blue, including:

  • Thinking Forward: Faculty-alumni Roundtable Luncheon
  • Polonsky Games Dodgeball and Ultimate Frisbee competitions
  • Ridgebacks women’s and men’s and soccer and hockey games
  • Alumni Adventures: Tales from the Other Side
  • $1,000 awards: Minute-to-Win-it challenges featuring the ACE Blizzard Challenge
  • Great eats in Food Truck Alley
  • Just for kids: Fun for Kids Space and Future Ridgebacks Soccer Clinic
  • Comedy: The always funny and surprising Debra DiGiovanni
  • UOIT campus tours

UOIT’s alumni base continues to grow, with more than 10,000 degrees conferred. UOIT Alumni are encouraged to keep in touch by visiting the Alumni website.