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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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New international scholarships to support UOIT student success

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The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is pleased to announce new scholarship money for international student exchanges and internships to Commonwealth countries, as well as for master's degree students coming to the university from abroad.

The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships will provide for approximately $465,000 in student support over the next three years (2015 to 2018). The funding for the program was approved by the Board of the Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) on behalf of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).

"The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships represent an exciting new direction of the UOIT International Strategy," said Michael Owen, PhD, Vice-President, Research, Innovation and International, University of Ontario Institute of Technology. "The scholarships will contribute significantly to our students experiential learning abroad and to attracting international students to study and conduct research at UOIT. The scholarship program assists UOIT in building partnerships with leading Commonwealth universities and creating bridges between Durham Region and Northumberland County and the rest of the world."

Rooted in its Strategic Plan, the UOIT International Strategy establishes four priorities:

  • Building upon the foundation of being an internationalized campus
  • Creating international learning opportunities for students
  • Enhancing the international research collaboration of faculty
  • Strengthening institutional capacity for international engagement

"The announcement of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship comes at a time when we are increasing our international student engagement and fostering relationships with other institutions worldwide," said Dr. Ed Waller, Interim Dean, Office of Graduate Studies. "This opportunity will provide positive educational and life outreach for many students pursuing their graduate studies at UOIT, and to those abroad that wish to be a part of the UOIT family."