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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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Dragon to help UOIT Paint the Town Blue at Homecoming 2015

Renowned entrepreneur Bruce Croxon to share wisdom with UOIT alumni and current students

Bruce Croxon, former judge on CBC's Dragons' Den and co-founder, Lavalife, will speak at UOIT's Homecoming 2015 celebration.
Bruce Croxon, former judge on CBC's Dragons' Den and co-founder, Lavalife, will speak at UOIT's Homecoming 2015 celebration.

The pursuit of innovation and the spirit of entrepreneurship are the leading themes behind Homecoming 2015 celebrations at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) on Saturday, October 3. The community, students, faculty and staff are invited to join the university’s more than 12,000 alumni for a day full of free and fun events on campus.

The centerpiece activity features a speaking engagement at 1:30 p.m. by Bruce Croxon, Lavalife co-founder and former judge on CBC Television’s Dragons’ Den. With more than 40 years of experience in entrepreneurship, Croxon has a wealth of knowledge regarding what it takes to make it in today’s fast-moving business world. Come to the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre (gyms 3 and 4) to hear what he has to say about the vision and values behind his entrepreneurial success.

“Homecoming is the biggest and best alumni event of the year,” said Mohammad Soledad, Homecoming 2015 Co-Chair. “It is not only an opportunity for alumni to connect and celebrate with their peers, but also an exciting chance for the entire university to engage with the community.” 

Prior to the Bruce Croxon event, graduates will discuss a wide range of hot topics with current students and faculty at the Thinking Forward roundtable luncheon. Participants will explore such issues as:

  • career development
  • education as social innovation
  • Canada’s energy future
  • solving world problems with radiation
  • networking among health professionals
  • new science frontiers
  • creating social change

Other community events:

  • The UOIT Ridgebacks women’s and men’s soccer teams will host the Ryerson Rams (Vaso’s Field, 1 and 3 p.m.)
  • The Ridgebacks women’s hockey team will play an exhibition game against former Canadian national team star Natalie Spooner and the Toronto Furies (5 p.m., Campus Ice Centre).

UOIT alumni are encouraged to keep in touch by visiting the Alumni website.

Media contact
Bryan Oliver
Communications and Marketing
Ontario Tech University
905.721.8668 ext. 6709