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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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Health Sciences PhD candidate Matthew McCue looks at a baseball while wearing a mobile eye-tracker.

Ontario Tech University Health Sciences PhD candidate helping Toronto Blue Jays keep their eye on the ball

Matthew McCue, who is completing his PhD in Health Sciences (Kinesiology), has hit a home run of sorts when it comes to high-level sports research. After starting his master’s degree research (also in Kinesiology) into the gaze behaviour of athletes, he was hired in 2020 by the Toronto Blue Jays as a Scouting Assistant, giving him access to evaluate major league Blue Jays batters and minor league prospects as part of his research.

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Upcoming emergency services training at the university’s north Oshawa campus location – May 30

Members of the Durham Regional Police Service, Oshawa Fire Service, Durham Emergency Medical Services and the university’s Office of Campus Safety (OCS) will perform emergency service training exercises at the university’s north Oshawa campus location on Tuesday, May 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The emergency service agencies and OCS will test emergency response plans to ensure an effective response to an incident on campus.

Hunter Johnson

Ontario Tech Engineering Outreach instructor receives national award

The efforts of Hunter Johnson, Indigenous STEM Instructor with Engineering Outreach, recently garnered national recognition from Actua, Canada’s largest outreach network delivering educational STEM programs to young people. Johnson received the 2022 Actua Instructor Recognition Award for his commitment to teaching youth about STEM.


Ontario Tech University recognizes Mental Health Week: May 1 to 7

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), in any given year, one in five Canadians experiences a mental illness or mental health issue. We all have a part to play in sharing our stories to increase awareness of mental health and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. Everyone deserves to feel well.

From left: Dr. Peter Lewis, Associate Professor (Computer Science), Faculty of Business and Information Technology, Co-Principal Investigator; and Dr. Theresa Stotesbury, Assistant Professor (Forensic Science), Faculty of Science. Principal Investigator.

Two Ontario Tech researchers leading study to improve reliability of bloodstain analyses at crime scenes

Some branches of forensic science have modified existing schemes in response; but more recently, fundamental issues with the assumptions behind these classification schemes have been exposed. To address these issues, an Ontario Tech University-led research team has been awarded Government of Canada Interagency research funding through the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Exploration stream in a project entitled ‘Reimagining forensic BPA from the bottom up’.