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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 joins the global Giving Tuesday movement

University pledges to raise $12,000 in 12 hours


On Tuesday, December 1, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will join Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity.

Giving Tuesday is held annually after the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

The university joins non-profit organizations across Canada in celebrating the start of the giving season and is challenging the community to raise $12,000 in 12 hours for the UOIT Student Success Fund. Through scholarships and bursaries, experiential learning opportunities and Firefly, the fund makes education more accessible and assists today's hopeful students in becoming tomorrow's enlightened and effective leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs.

“Giving Tuesday is a great opportunity to rally our alumni, students, families and friends to show the impact we can have when we work together,” said UOIT President Tim McTiernan, PhD. “The funds raised will put our students on the road to success, preparing them today for the jobs of tomorrow, and strengthening our community as a whole.”

Giving Tuesday was started in Canada by a group of organizations including GIV3,, and now includes over 3,300 partners. The global initiative started in 2012 with the UN Foundation, the New York City 92nd Street Y and several other community organizations in the United States.

To support UOIT’s Giving Tuesday initiative, please visit the UOIT Giving Tuesday website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information, please contact:
Deia Prudencio
Manager, Annual Giving and Alumni Relations
905.721.8668 ext. 5658