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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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Bursary in honour of The Honourable Jim Flaherty

Ontario Tech University graciously accepts a donation from Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) in memory of The Honourable Jim Flaherty, who passed away suddenly in 2014.

Jim Flaherty Memorial Bursary

The bursary in Jim Flaherty's name will support students with special needs enrolled in a course related to manufacturing at UOIT. Through its national membership, CME is building an endowment fund of more than $100,000 to support an annual bursary for as many students as possible.

"Jim was certainly a strong champion of manufacturing across Canada and he also made tremendous contributions in his community, such as helping establish Ontario Tech University and the Abilities Centre in Whitby," said Jayson Myers, President and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. "For many of us, Jim was a colleague and friend. He gave his life for public service and was dedicated to providing life skills and educational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. CME is honoured to establish a legacy in support of two causes that were so important to him."

To make a gift in memory of The Hon. Jim Flaherty, please call 905-721-8668, ext. 5660 or email