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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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IBM's 100th anniversary celebration features Dr. Carolyn McGregor


International Business Machines (IBM) is marking its centennial this year with a new short film that profiles four of its leading collaborative researchers whose questioning minds and unconventional ideas the company says are transforming our world.

One of the four IBM clients whose inspirational stories are featured in the IBM centennial film Wild Ducks is Ontario Tech University researcher Dr. Carolyn McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics and associate professor, cross-appointed to Ontario Tech University's Faculty of Business and Information Technology and Faculty of Health Sciences.

Dr. McGregor's innovative work involves a first-of-its-kind neonatal health informatics research project that she is leading with IBMThe Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario and other partners around the globe. Critical care units across the globe boast state-of-the-art medical equipment that constantly monitors vital organs. However, these units have arrived at a critical crossroad because the ability of the equipment to gather information has outpaced the ability to aggregate and interpret the data in a clinically meaningful way.

Known as the Artemis Project, Dr. McGregor's research is helping make sense of the constant stream of data collected from critically ill premature babies so that doctors in the future will be able to better recognize subtle changes in a patient's condition. With physicians having the information they need to intervene more quickly, there is a great hope for reducing mortality rates in premature babies here in Canada and around the world.

In 2009, Dr. McGregor received IBM's InfoSphere Innovation Award at the IBM Global Information on Demand Conference in Las Vegas. In February 2011, she was one of two Ontario Tech University faculty members presented with the university's prestigious research Excellence Award which recognizes a commitment to research with a global impact.

In addition to her recognition in Wild Ducks, Dr. McGregor's research was also recently featured in a story that appeared in Times of London, the Wall Street Journal and the Australian.

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