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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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Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Chair David Peterson speaking at UOIT January 29

Former Ontario Premier to also share reflections of his career in politics and business

The Honourable David Peterson, Chair, Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee
The Honourable David Peterson, Chair, Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) will welcome the Honourable David Peterson to campus on Thursday, January 29 as part of the FBIT Distinguished Speaker Series.

David Peterson will share inspiring stories of his time in the political world, as the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party and as Premier of Ontario. In addition to being a director of several public and private companies including Rogers Communications Inc., David Peterson was the Founding Chair of the Toronto Raptors Basketball Club Inc. and now serves as the Chair of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee.

  • When: Thursday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: UOIT Regent Theatre, 50 King Street East, Oshawa, Ontario
  • Price: $20 per ticket*
  • Tickets: Regent Theatre registration link

*There will be a VIP session following the event for an additional $20 where guests can network with David Peterson and other distinguished guests.

The FBIT Distinguished Speaker Series presents a variety of renowned leaders who inspire a discussion of key issues, while sharing personal insights aimed at bringing together students, business people and community neighbours.


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