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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 celebrates National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week 2015

Oscar Wilde once wrote, “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” Every act of kindness performed by volunteers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has a direct and far-reaching impact. The example they set creates a welcoming and supportive environment where students can develop both as scholars and as citizens leaders.

In celebration of National Volunteer Week from Sunday, April 12 to Saturday, April 18, UOIT recognizes the profound effect volunteers have on the success of the university.

“Volunteers are an integral part of the university community,” said Susan McGovern, Vice-President, External Relations and Advancement. “Thank you to all of our volunteers for not only your gift of time, but for impacting the student experience and embodying the spirit of giving.”

From governance and advisory positions, to helping with on-campus special events and varsity sports, volunteers contribute to every faculty, department and service. Through the collective efforts of the Board of Governors, alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends, the university continues to build bridges to the community.

During National Volunteer Week, UOIT would like to offer thanks to the individuals whose actions directly impact the university, making it a better place.