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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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Basketball Coming to UOIT

basketballPresident Steven Murphy, Student Union President Jessica Nguyen, Athletic Director Scott Barker and Hunter were on hand to make the announcement that men and women’s basketball teams are set to launch in the fall of 2019. 

 "We are thrilled to add basketball to our roster of varsity sports at UOIT," said Scott Barker, Athletic Director. "There has been a demand from the student body to add this sport since we started up over a decade ago and I am excited that we are now ready launch the program. It's an exciting time to be on campus as we continue to grow. This is going to further spark the Ridgeback spirit of the student body and the sporting community across the Durham Region."
 
Basketball is the first sport to be introduced at the university since men's and women's badminton, which made its debut in 2016. The university is pleased to be the host of the OUA 2019 championships early next year. Check out the Ridgebacks website for news, including home game schedules for your favourite Ridgeback sports. As with all Ridgeback home games, discounted tickets are available for alumni tickets.

Read the formal announcement.  

Meet the Basketball coaches
Christa Eniojukan, Women’s Head Coach

Greg Francis, Men’s Head Coach

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