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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, DC and Trent University Durham to host debate for federal candidates in Oshawa and Durham ridings

Students and the public invited to attend

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Oshawa, Ontario – In an effort to bring the political process to their students and the wider community, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Durham College (DC) and Trent University Durham will co-host two federal all-candidates’ debates in north Oshawa on the evening of Wednesday, September 30.

Candidates representing the Oshawa and Durham ridings will engage in separate 60-minute debates. Prior to the debates, the candidates will participate in an expo and networking event where students and community members will have the opportunity to discuss issues and speak directly with those running for office.

The event is open to the public and admission is free. Students and the greater community are invited to submit questions to be asked during the debate to The deadline to submit questions is Tuesday, September 29 at 4 p.m. 


  • Wednesday, September 30


  • 6 to 9:30 p.m. - Candidate expo and networking – Gym 1
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Oshawa riding debate – Gym 2
  • 8 to 9 p.m. - Durham riding debate – Gym 2


UOIT and DC Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre gymnasiums
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario


Free parking is available in Founders Lots 2 and 3.

For more information and to confirm attendance, please contact:

Bryan Oliver
Communications Officer - Communications and Marketing
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
905.721.8668 ext. 6709

Meghan Ney
Communications and Marketing
Durham College
905.721.2000 ext. 621

Kate Weersink
Media Relations and Strategic Communications Officer
Trent University
705.748.1011 ext. 6180