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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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UOIT and Oxford University share the stage on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Dr. Rupinder Brar, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Science.
Dr. Rupinder Brar, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Science.

The emergence of crowdsourcing as a problem-solving tool was in the spotlight as UOIT Faculty of Science Senior Lecturer in Physics, Dr. Rupinder Brar was an in-studio guest on the January 31 episode of TV Ontario’s nightly public affairs program The Agenda with Steve Paikin.

Crowdsourcing is the act of obtaining services, ideas, funding or content from a large group of online volunteers as opposed to more traditional means.

During the TVO segment, Dr. Brar, along with an astrophysicist from Oxford University in the United Kingdom, discussed the growth of crowdsourcing as an instrumental tool for getting the public involved in cutting-edge research in the field of astronomy. Dr. Brar explained how he is taking that technology into the classroom at UOIT.

Full TVO interview link