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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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Dr. Andrea Slane, Associate Professor of Legal Studies, UOIT Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Sexting and the Law in Canada: blog by UOIT’s Dr. Andrea Slane

Kids Help Phone, a Toronto, Ontario-based 24/7 counselling and information service for young people, recently asked University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) researcher Dr. Andrea Slane for a blog contribution on Sexting and the Law.

Campus Library at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's north Oshawa location

BMO Institute for Learning donates to Campus Library

The Campus Library has received a donation of 50 boxes of books in a wide range of business- and commerce-related areas from the BMO Institute for Learning, the bank’s corporate university in Toronto, Ontario. 

2012 Faculty of Business and Information Technology graduate Veronica Cole, now product manager of Behaviour Interactive.

2012 graduate making her mark in game development industry

Less than three years after graduating with a Bachelor of Information Technology degree from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Veronica Cole is right at home in the fast-moving world of game development.

Dr. Joseph Eastwood, Assistant Professor, FSSH, UOIT.

UOIT researcher discusses the making of false memories

Dr. Joseph Eastwood from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), was recently interviewed on several CBC Radio One stations across Canada, including Ottawa Morning, to provide his insights on just how easy it is to plant false memories during questioning.

Dr. Jennifer Abbass Dick, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, UOIT.

FHS researcher reports benefits of educating dads about breastfeeding

Why is it that only about 25 per cent of women in Ontario exclusively breastfeed to the six-month mark? Much of it may have to do with the amount of support a mother receives from her partner during those first few crucial weeks, according to report by a Health Sciences researcher at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa

UOIT lecturer: Tough questions remain after Supreme Court ruling on assisted suicide

The Supreme Court (SCOC) delivered a decisive answer February 6 on Canada’s existing law on assisted suicide. The SCOC’s nine justices were unanimous in ruling to strike down the law. But a Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) lecturer at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) says Canadians are now facing a multitude of difficult ethical questions on a very divisive topic.

Science Building, facing Polonsky Commons

Ontario Tech University receives record number of applications for 2015-2016

Despite a downward trend this year in applications from high school students across the entire Ontario University system (0.7 per cent lower), the number of students selecting Ontario Tech University as one of their top-three choices has increased by 3.3 per cent. Ontario Tech University joins other universities in the Greater Toronto Area that have reported a rise in applications.

Campus master plan map

Save the date – Campus Master Plan Open House, Monday, March 9

Students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to learn more about the future Oshawa campus expansion of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) on Monday, March 9 at the Campus Master Plan (CMP) Community Open House.

secure and hold

Secure-and-hold drill at downtown Oshawa location February 26

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is committed to maintaining a safe campus environment. As part of this commitment, a secure-and-hold drill will be held at the downtown Oshawa campus location on Thursday, February 26 at 9:45 a.m.