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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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Platinum Sponsors

Oshawa Italian ClubOshawa is home to one of the largest Italian communities in Ontario. We invite you to explore Italian heritage and fine Italian cuisine at the Conference banquet. The Oshawa Italian club has been proudly operated by the Italian community for more than 53 years in Oshawa/Durham, providing events, services, and charitable contributions and offering a great selection of Italian food and beverages, including the best Espresso and Cappuccino in the area. The cultural wing of the club, The Italian Cultural Centre of Durham (ICCD), has been a unique partner to Ontario Tech, establishing the first community-funded scholarships. Funds from this program have also been used to promote exchanges of students and faculty with prominent Italian universities.

The conference banquet will take place at the main banquet hall of the Oshawa Italian Recreation Club, 245 Simcoe St. S. in Oshawa, ON.


Memorable take –away souvenir


A specially designed laptop backpack able to hold a 14-inch laptop containing our Platinum sponsor logos will be designed and provided for each participant of the conference- this useful souvenir for everyday use will ensure that all conference attendees remember your generosity for years to come.




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