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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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Human trafficking researcher to speak at UOIT on May 12

Dr. Julie Kaye is Director, Community Engaged Research and Assistant Professor, Sociology at The King’s University in Edmonton, Alberta.
Dr. Julie Kaye is Director, Community Engaged Research and Assistant Professor, Sociology at The King’s University in Edmonton, Alberta.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) will welcome Dr. Julie Kaye to campus on Tuesday, May 12 as part of the university’s Engage Public Lecture Series.

Dr. Kaye is Director, Community Engaged Research and Assistant Professor, Sociology at The King’s University in Edmonton, Alberta. In her talk, entitled Legislating sex work in Canada: Reproducing the national, racial and sexual priorities of the state through anti-trafficking discourses, she will discuss how anti-trafficking rhetoric and policy are being adopted and used to criminalize and control women's bodies.

Dr. Christopher O’Connor, Assistant Professor, FSSH, UOIT will moderate the session.

  • When: Tuesday, May 12 from 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Bordessa Hall, Room 524, 55 Bond Street East, Oshawa, Ontario

View the event poster.

The FSSH Engage Public Lecture Series aims to inspire the intellectual exchange of ideas by inviting speakers to discuss important issues impacting our community, region and the world.

Media contact:
Bryan Oliver
Communications and Marketing
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
905.721.8668 ext. 6709
289.928.3653
bryan.oliver@uoit.ca