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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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Region of Durham

For more than 40 years, Region of Durham has been home to a wealth of energy expertise and infrastructure, combined with progressive government, and a knowledgeable and supportive host community. Research and development capabilities are led by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) engineering and science programs, unique in Canada.

Durham Region is Ontario’s Energy Capital, producing over 30% of the province’s electricity from its two nuclear generating stations operated by Ontario Power Generation.  This historic energy generation role has led to the development of a strong energy industry cluster.  Durham companies represent the full energy cycle, including production and transmission, distribution/demand-side management and conservation, equipment and technology development, manufacturing and services, and research and training.   The Region boasts a highly educated and skilled energy workforce, one of the largest in Canada.  UOIT, Ontario’s newest university, and Durham College focus on energy programs, research, and operations and are leading institutions in this field.