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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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Celebrating some of UOIT’s top 2015 headlines

View of the horizon from the UOIT space balloon (prior to reaching the stratosphere) in Spring 2015.
View of the horizon from the UOIT space balloon (prior to reaching the stratosphere) in Spring 2015.

It was another year of many milestones and achievements for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). As we wish everyone the best of the season and look ahead to the 14th anniversary of the university’s founding (June 27, 2002), UOIT Communications and Marketing presents a 14-theme snippet of some of the university’s shining moments of 2015:

1. UOIT receives $26.9 million federal support for major new research centre

2. Campus Master Plan finalized to guide vision for the future

3. UOIT joins national incubator to drive growth in digital technology and gaming industry

4. Full international accreditation confirmed for UOIT’s Forensic Science program

5. UOIT scientists and engineers receive new federal research funding

6. New Faculty of Social Science and Humanities graduate program; new CDMS website

7. Brilliant Entrepreneurship for innovative UOIT students takes hold

8. GTA commuters turn to UOIT-developed carpooling app BlancRide

9. UOIT plays host to major international research conferences

10. Going out of this world with health analytics technology

11. Physics program sends balloon to the edge of space in May, gets telescope in the fall

12. Kylie Bordeleau becomes UOIT’s first soccer All-Canadian

13. Go Green, Stay Blue

  • UOIT’s Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability (OCIS) championed a number of sustainability-related initiatives:
    • A December Thrift Swap to divert unwanted items from landfill by swapping out, donating or recycling them.
    • Environmental movie night for the community in November.
    • October 1: Campus Market at South Village Courtyard to raise awareness about the availability of locally grown food.
    • In September, the Blue Team cleaned up Oshawa Creek East as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.
    • April 2: Eco Showcase Pub Day at E.P. Taylor’s Pub and Restaurant.  
    • March 31: Water Bottle Greenhouse Showcase to demonstrate how materials like single-use water bottles can be upcycled for good use. OCIS will donate the greenhouse to We Grow Food, a local community garden organization.
    • March 28: Earth Hour and launch of 28-day Carbon Reduction Challenge through Earth Day in April.

14. Tim McTiernan reappointed as UOIT President for a second term