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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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Board of Governors reappoints Tim McTiernan to head the University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Approved for second term for four years as President and Vice-Chancellor

UOIT President and Vice-Chancellor Tim McTiernan, appointed to a second term of four years.
UOIT President and Vice-Chancellor Tim McTiernan, appointed to a second term of four years.

OSHAWA, ONTARIO – The Board of Governors of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is very pleased to announce that Tim McTiernan will continue as President and Vice-Chancellor of the university for a second term of four years at the end of his current agreement.

“The board looks forward to the President continuing his work on meeting the university’s special legislated mission: namely to provide career-oriented programs, as well as to design and offer programs that create opportunities for college graduates to complete a university degree,” said Glenna Raymond, Chair of the Board of Governors.

The reappointment process began earlier this year with a series of consultations among board members and the university’s students, faculty and staff, as well as with members of the broader community. “The views expressed during the consultation process confirmed the high degree of support the President has built within the university and external communities as he carries forward his next mandate,” said Ms. Raymond.

Dr. McTiernan was installed as the university’s third President and Vice-Chancellor in 2011. His current term expires on July 1, 2016, after which his second term of four years would begin.

“Our university is centred on its students’ successes,” said President McTiernan. “We also pride ourselves on how we affect positively the economic and social future of the eastern Greater Toronto Area. My colleagues and I look forward to continuing those successes in the coming years.”

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