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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.

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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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Senior engineering executive to lead university’s Board of Governors

Douglas Allingham appointed new Board Chair

Douglas Allingham, P.Eng. will become Chair of the university’s Board of Governors for the 2017-2018 academic year on Friday, September 1.
Douglas Allingham, P.Eng. will become Chair of the university’s Board of Governors for the 2017-2018 academic year on Friday, September 1.

OSHAWA, ONTARIO - Douglas Allingham, P.Eng., an engineering professional and longtime contributor to the local community, will expand his role at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology with his new appointment as Chair of the university’s Board of Governors for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Based in Whitby, Ontario, Allingham is Executive Vice-President of AECOM, a global multi-discipline engineering firm. He joined the university’s Board of Governors in October 2014, and has served on a number of boards and organizations relating directly to his professional work.

Allingham has been a member of the boards of Lakeridge Health and the Abilities Centre among other community organizations. He will succeed Adele Imrie as Chair on Friday, September 1.

Quotes:

“The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Board of Governors is pleased to welcome Douglas Allingham as its new Chair. Not only is Doug an experienced engineering professional, but he is also a pillar of the community, giving back through many years of community work. Both characteristics will make him an excellent chair of our board.”

-Adele Imrie, 2016-2017 Chair, Board of Governors, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

“I am excited to take on this new role at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. As a Board Member, I have witnessed the university expand its undergraduate and graduate academic offerings, research capacity and collaborations with industry and community. I sincerely thank outgoing Chair Adele Imrie for her contributions and commitment over the past year, and I look forward to working with the other board members to make the university even more successful.”

-Douglas Allingham, 2017-2018 Chair, Board of Governors, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

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Patricia Pickett
Communications and Marketing
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
905.721.8668 ext. 6710
patricia.pickett@uoit.ca