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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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FIRST LEGO League Ontario East Provincial Championships coming January 17

Action from the January 2014 FIRST LEGO League event at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre.
Action from the January 2014 FIRST LEGO League event at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre.

LEGO robots designed by some of Ontario’s brightest young minds will take over the joint University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) campus Saturday, January 17, as both institutions co-host the annual FIRST LEGO League’s (FLL) Ontario East Provincial Championships. FIRST is an acronym that means For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.

Nearly 400 students (ages nine to 14), more than 1,000 parents, siblings and coaches, and 200 volunteers, judges, and referees will be on hand for the FLL competition, which encourages students to apply math and science concepts to research, design, build and program autonomous robots using Lego Mindstorms software.

This year’s project mission is to find a better or more innovative way to help someone learn. Competitors will choose a topic, design their FLL WORLD CLASS question, create their solution and then present for the judges.


When: Saturday, January 17

Schedule:

  • 7:30 a.m. – Pits open
  • 8 a.m. – Judging and practice rounds begin
  • 10:10 a.m. – Opening ceremonies
  • 10:50 a.m. – Judging and practice rounds continue
  • 11:50 a.m. – Lunch
  • 1 p.m. – Callbacks
  • 2 p.m. – Official robot matches begin
  • 5 p.m. – Closing ceremonies and awards

Where:
Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre, gyms 3, 4 and 5
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario

Parking:
Free parking will be available on the day of the event in Founders Lot 2 and 3 (see campus map).