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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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UOIT Accounting students assist community with income tax returns


More than two dozen University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students set aside many hours of personal time in March to provide free tax return services to individuals in the community. The members of the UOIT Accounting Association (UOAA) offered these services through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP).

“We saw this as an important way to contribute back to the community and also apply the knowledge students had gained through the Introduction to Taxation course in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology,” said David Belcastro, Tax Clinic Co-ordinator. “We were able to assist those people whose tax situation was relatively simple. We also helped clients with ensuring they claimed deductions that are common for students, such as tuition and book credits, interest on student loans and public transit costs.” 

Prior to the clinic, the UOAA also organized few taxation workshops to help educate domestic and international UOIT students about basic tax information.