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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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Ontario Tech University researcher receives funding for clean technology solutions

ERA award - Min Dong, UOIT

Communications technology may soon go green, thanks to new funding for clean technology solutions research at the University of Ontario Tech University. Dr. Min Dong, assistant professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, was recently awarded $140,000, over the next five years, through the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation’s Early Researcher Awards program.

“Thank you to the Ontario government for providing me with this funding and recognizing the importance of continued research in this area,” said Dr. Dong. “Technology is in high-demand across the globe, and this research has the potential to further improve wireless technology while helping the environment at the same time.”

Dr. Dong’s award will fund the project entitled: Building Green Communications through Co-operation: Fundamental Limits and Practical Techniques. The focus of this research is to create theories and technologies for improving energy efficiency and conservation, and increase the reliability, speed and range of communications through new wireless solutions and infrastructures.

The ERA program is designed to help promising, recently-appointed Ontario researchers build their research teams of undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, associates and technicians. The goal of the program is to improve Ontario's ability to attract and retain the best and brightest research talent.

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