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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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Dr. Carolyn McGregor’s research profiled in Australian media

Dr. Carolyn McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics, Ontario Tech University, is developing a computer system to monitor the health of astronauts during NASA’s Mission to Mars in 2030.
Dr. Carolyn McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics, Ontario Tech University, is developing a computer system to monitor the health of astronauts during NASA’s Mission to Mars in 2030.

Australia's Daily Telegraph recently published an article highlighting some of the health-monitoring projects led by Dr. Carolyn McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics at Ontario Tech University.

The article provided the latest details on Dr. McGregor’s research, including the development of a computer system to monitor the health of astronauts during NASA’s Mission to Mars in 2030. This system is adapted from Artemis, a program used for the early detection of life-threatening infections in premature infants, which she developed in collaboration with IBM, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Ontario, and other partners around the globe.

In the article, Dr. McGregor explained her proposed solution for long-range space flight and the mission to Mars, which will use the same Artemis platform with a few additions that will enable researchers to watch how astronauts are adapting and coping with weightlessness. They will also be able to monitor the astronauts’ mental state to look for things like depression.

The article also mentioned Dr. McGregor’s appointment to the Order of Australia, which honoured her contributions to the health care informatics field.