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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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Milestones

Milestones

Are you celebrating one of life's major milestones? The alumni office wants to celebrate with you! Send us news and photos of your dream wedding, a new job or even a recent travel adventure and we will share your milestone on social media or in a future issue of Connected.

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sean mcnama Sean McNama, Accounting, class of 2008, was recently a guest on From the Classroom to Beyond on RiotRadio. Darren Grant, Employment Advisor in the Career Centre, interviewed Sean about recruiting, networking and tips on getting your first job.
kait gambier Kait Gambier, Marketing, class of 2013, is busy pursuing her Master of Business Administration through the Cave Hill School of Business at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. She is also working toward a Spanish Certificate through Durham College in hopes of becoming fully trilingual.
jenna lewis Jenna Lewis, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources, class of 2015, has just made the big move out to Winnipeg to start a new chapter. She is now working as a Hospital Account Associate for Medicure Inc.

chris perreoira

Chris Perreira Jardine, Marketing, class of 2014, and his wife, Rachael, welcomed baby Stella-Sophia into this world on September 16, 2015. A future UOIT business student in the making! 
Abu Dhabi

Stephanie Chidiac, Legal Studies, class of 2014, attended the 2015 Formula One Grand Pix event in Abu Dhabi. While in the United Arab Emirates, she also travelled to Dubai. She noted both city's catered an ideal representation of the Middle East's culture, food and traditions. It was an experience she will treasure for the rest of her life and one she will never forget.

Vannessa and Brett Austin - Wedding

Vannessa Williams, Legal Studies, class of 2014, married soon-to-be alumnus Brett Austin, Education, class of 2016, on August 29, 2015. 
"It has been 6 months of love, laughter and learning. If it was not for my husband, I never would have returned to school to complete my bachelor's degree. I then inspired him to attend UOIT as well! The university has been a huge part of our relationship and we are so grateful for the time that we spent there! Thank you!"

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