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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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Former OHL champion to lead Ridgebacks women’s hockey program

Justin Caruana, head coach, UOIT Ridgebacks women's hockey team.
Justin Caruana, head coach, UOIT Ridgebacks women's hockey team.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will have a familiar face behind the bench of the women’s hockey team next season.

Justin Caruana has been promoted to the head coaching position of the Ridgebacks women’s team after spending last season as associate head coach with the Ridgebacks men’s hockey team. Caruana was a member of the 2005-2006 Ontario Hockey League champion Peterborough Petes.

The 2014-2015 Ridgebacks women’s team finished with a 7-15-2 regular season record and missed out on qualifying for the playoffs.