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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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Wear your university pride

Angelo Pineda wears his university pride.Our university community has grown significantly over the years, and I am proud that amongst this growth and change our ability to stay connected remains strong. In 2016, I travelled to Vancouver to complete the Grouse Grind challenge. During my visit, I was approached by a local who noticed my University of Ontario Institute of Technology alumni t-shirt. “Are you from Oshawa?” he asked. “Did you go to UOIT?” Almost 3,000 miles away from home and I still found a UOIT connection. I learned that my new acquaintance was a fellow alumnus who found employment in Vancouver. As I continued my challenge that day I received additional comments on my attire and questions about our young university.

As UOIT nears its 15-year anniversary of when it welcomed its first students, consider buying some swag and showing your school pride wherever you go!  In addition to t-shirts, we offer hoodies great for workouts or everyday chores like grocery shopping.  If you want to stay warm during fall and winter seasons, try out our comfy blankets too.  For the budget conscious, we currently offer t-shirt and hoodie bundles at affordable prices.  Check out our online store or come to our upcoming alumni events and get your UOIT memorabilia.  And if you are looking for something we currently don’t have, please contact alumni@uoit.ca. We welcome your suggestions.

Angelo Pineda
Game Development, Class of 2010
Vice-Chair, Alumni Association Council

 

 

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