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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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Spring runoff for charity coming to campus April 8

2014 Campus Charity Walk and Run at UOIT's north Oshawa location.
2014 Campus Charity Walk and Run at UOIT's north Oshawa location.

One of the surest signs of spring at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is the sight of hundreds of people walking and running as a group around campus.

The seasonal tradition continues on Wednesday, April 8 as UOIT teams up with friends at Durham College to stage the 8th annual Campus Charity Walk and Run. Proceeds from the event will support the Boys and Girls Club of Durham.

For a $20 entry fee, participants will walk or run an enjoyable two-loop course at the joint UOIT-DC campus location in north Oshawa. Participants can register at:

  • North Oshawa location: Tuck Shop, Student Centre: Tuesday, April 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Downtown Oshawa location: Bordessa Hall (reception area), 55 Bond Street: Tuesday, April 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On the last two days leading up to the event, additional registration tables will be located at:

  • Science Building, West Atrium: Monday, April 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • 61 Charles Street, main lobby: Tuesday, April 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Please note: There is no registration on race day.

Other details:

  • Participants receive T-shirts and goodie bags.
  • There will be prize draws.
  • All walkers are welcome – only two easy loops around campus.
  • Spouses and children of faculty and staff are welcome to participate, as well as community members.

“Everyone is more than happy to trade in their winter boots in favour of lacing up their running shoes,” said organizer Dr. Carla Cesaroni, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean (Graduate Studies), Faculty of Social Science and Humanities. “This event has raised thousands of dollars over the years for a club that provides a safe and supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.”

Wednesday, April 8
2 p.m.

Start location:
Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre (Gym 3)
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario

For more information about registration, please email Dr. Carla Cesaroni or call 905.721.8668, ext. 2517.