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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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UOIT knows clean energy

Commuter traffic crawling along Toronto's Gardiner Expressway
Commuter traffic crawling along Toronto's Gardiner Expressway

On June 8, 2016, the Province of Ontario unveiled its Climate Change Action Plan, which calls on industry, municipalities and individuals to adapt to new cleaner energy technologies to reduce society’s carbon footprint. Ontario’s ultimate goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent from 1990 levels by 2050.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is a centre of innovation and expertise in clean and green energy research. The university also offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees (master’s and PhDs) focusing on renewable energy issues through the faculties of:

The university’s leading-edge programs and research in clean energy technologies link engineering, science, management and public policy.

The university’s energy sector activities include:

Selected FESNS researchers and research areas:

  • Hossam Gaber, PhD (smart energy systems, gas power, micro energy grids, energy conservation, green buildings, plasma-based waste-to-energy; cross-appointed to FEAS).
  • Dan Hoornweg, PhD, Marceau Research Chair in Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel Alternative (energy policy, natural gas and transportation, smart and sustainable communities).

Selected FEAS research areas:

Selected FSCI research areas:

  • Biology (biomolecular science)
  • Chemistry (electrochemical systems)
    • Brad Easton, PhD (fuel cell technologies, hydrogen)
    • Olena Zenkina, PhD (green chemistry, energy storage and transformations)
  • Physics (emerging energy technologies)
    • Anatoli Chkrebtii, PhD (materials science)
    • Franco Gaspari, PhD (solar cells, sustainable energy)
    • Isaac Tamblyn, PhD (artificial photosynthesis, Computational Laboratory for Energy and Nanoscience (CLEAN), water splitting)

Recent news coverage on clean energy topics:

Media contact:
Bryan Oliver
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
905.721.8668 ext. 6709
289.928.3653 (cell)