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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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FBIT faculty member receives the IFIP Silver Core award

Dr. Stephen Marsh, Assistant Professor, FBIT.
Dr. Stephen Marsh, Assistant Professor, FBIT.

Dr. Stephen Marsh, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT), has been awarded the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Silver Core award for his service to the organization. The award is conferred on those who have served IFIP as General Assembly members, committee officers, members of IFIP Congress Program committees, and editors of IFIP conference proceedings. The required length of service varies with the role.

In 2007 Dr. Marsh was appointed the first Secretary of IFIP’s Working Group 11.11: Trust Management (IFIPTM); he has been re-elected to that role every three years since then. He was also the Co-Program Chair of the first IFIPTM Trust Management conference in New Brunswick in 2007 and has been active with the conference every year since then, as General Chair in 2010, and Instructor at the Summer School in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He also initiated the annual William Winsborough Award for IFIPTM in 2012 for services to Trust Management.

He has been the Canadian Representative for IFIP Technical Committee (TC) 11 on Security and Privacy in Information Processing Systems since 2011. His duties include reporting to the Canadian Information Processing Society, and being on the IFIP TC 11 Information Security and Privacy Conference committee. He hopes to bring the conference to Canada in the next few years.

He is also Editor-in-Chief of the new Journal of Trust Management, which is affiliated with IFIPTM.