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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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Welcome to our third issue of Connected!

Welcome to our third issue of Connected!

A big thank you to YOU for reading and making Connected more and more popular! We have received your feedback on the articles we have produced, and the whole council has been very busy creating and finding topics that make this issue one of our biggest and most diverse!

Included in this issue are:

  • An overview of our campus masterplan and the announcement of CARIE
  • A description of our specific committees
  • Two alumni profiles
  • The roll out of student alumni mentorship program (StAMP)
  • A focus on our Entrepreneurial Corner
  • Homecoming 2015
  • Our newest members to the election council
  • An interview with an alumnus who volunteered for the Pan Am games
  • More about our affinity programs
  • And so much more!

Another year has passed, and the Alumni Association Council is very excited to welcome our new members and focus on how we can connect with alumni like never before! Be sure to always check and update your contact details, as well as checking out what benefits and services you can sign up for on the alumni website.  One benefit is Perkopolis! It’s a great group benefit website and it’s absolutely free! They send offers once a month exclusive to alumni and there is always seasonal benefits, with discount to entertainment shows, retail discounts, and so much more!

To better connect with you, we have opened up the council’s engagement committee and invite alumni to participate by contributing ideas. This also can give a glimpse of how the UOIT Alumni Association Council operates and maybe, just maybe, it will inspire you to run in our next year’s election. I am very excited for our fourth year as we will be working with our recently approved Alumni Networks, the FBIT and Varsity Networks, to engage with alumni and provide opportunities to network.

I encourage you to follow us on social media including twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and as always, if you have any questions or want to contribute in any form or way, email us at

I hope to see you at some alumni event in the near future, so stay tuned because it’s going to be the best year yet!


Matthew Fawcett
Alumni Association Council Chair
Class of 2007
Bachelor of Arts – Criminology, Policy and Justice

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