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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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Robots storm campus for annual competition

University offers dynamic learning experiences for high school students

Check out Ontario Tech University's 14th-annual Engineering Robotics Competition on Saturday, November 16.
Check out Ontario Tech University's 14th-annual Engineering Robotics Competition on Saturday, November 16.

OSHAWA, ONTARIO – On Saturday, November 16, join Ontario Tech University’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at its 14th-annual high school Engineering Robotics Competition. More than 50 teams of students have worked hard to design, build and program Sumo-bots using a LEGO Mindstorm kit. The teams have combined their skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to give their robot the best chance to be a champion.

Months of work culminate at this event, where the teams battle in a ‘sumo-style’ competition. The autonomous robots have to push each other out of a competition ring with no human control. The last robot standing is dubbed ‘king of the hill’.

Ivan Catovic, former competitor and now Ontario Tech University fourth-year Electrical Engineering student, will be on hand to offer mentorship to participants and to discuss how this competition was a cornerstone of his academic journey.

Engineering Robotics Competition info:

Saturday, November 16

  • Practice sessions run in the morning. First-round matches begin at noon, with finals at 3:45 p.m. Spectators are welcome. Admission is free.

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Media contact:

Samantha Munro
Ontario Tech University
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
905.721.8668 ext. 3568
905.261.9427 (cell)