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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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UOIT Ridgebacks hand out awards to top student-athletes

2014-2015 UOIT Scholastic Award winners Riley Therrien (left) and Katherine Koehler-Grassau (right) with UOIT President Tim McTiernan.
2014-2015 UOIT Scholastic Award winners Riley Therrien (left) and Katherine Koehler-Grassau (right) with UOIT President Tim McTiernan.

More than two dozen student-athletes at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) were recognized April 7 for combining academic achievement with sport performance.
Katherine Koehler-Grassau (Applied and Industrial Mathematics, class of 2018) of the women's soccer team received the UOIT Scholastic Award for having the top overall GPA among female student-athletes. Riley Therrien (Criminology and Justice Studies, class of 2017) of the men's tennis team was presented with the male academic student-athlete award.

"We are proud to have 29 student-athletes recognized today for their hard work in the classroom," said Scott Barker, Manager of Intercollegiate Athletics. "The number of recipients shows how important success in the classroom is to not only the athletes, but to their coaches and university support staff that help them balance their class and athletic commitments."

Two days later at the Regent Theatre in downtown Oshawa, Ontario, the UOIT Ridgebacks named Taylor Landry (Criminology and Justice studies, class of 2017) of the women’s lacrosse team and Ben Bevan (Commerce, class of 2015) of the men's curling team as the 2014-2015 Ridgebacks Athletes of the Year.