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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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The Faculty of Education Deans’ Endowed Graduate Scholarship Award

Faculty of EducationThis scholarship, in honour of the founding Deans of the Faculty of Education, will be presented, when eligible, to an entrance or in-course graduate student in the Faculty of Education with a good academic standing.

Dr. Bill Hunter was instrumental in establishing the Faculty of Education when UOIT opened its doors in 2003. Under his tenure, the faculty secured accreditation for the concurrent and consecutive teacher education programs by the Ontario College of Teachers and grew the enrolment significantly.

Dr. Jim Greenlaw succeeded Dr. Hunter and was responsible for the smooth relocation of the Faculty of Education from the north location to downtown Oshawa in 2008. In the last five years, Dr. Greenlaw oversaw and supported the launching of the innovative graduate programs in Education and Digital Technology while also bolstering the enrolments in the undergraduate programs. 

The passion and dedication of both Dr. Hunter and Dr. Greenlaw to UOIT and their professionalism as educators are second to none. Celebrate their accomplishments with us by contributing to the Faculty of Education Deans' Endowed Scholarship Graduate Award fund.