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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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Explain your research to me. You’ve got three minutes: Go!

Ontario Tech University graduate research in the spotlight March 12 at Three Minute Thesis finals

2017 Three-Minute Thesis winner Ololade Sanusi representing Ontario Tech University at the 2017 provincial 3MT championship in Waterloo, Ontario.
2017 Three-Minute Thesis winner Ololade Sanusi representing Ontario Tech University at the 2017 provincial 3MT championship in Waterloo, Ontario.

Developing a graduate student thesis is a process that can take many years of long research. Students tend to work within a very small group of colleagues who share a similar knowledge base.

On Thursday, March 12, Ontario Tech University will put the spotlight on graduate student research as candidates for master’s degrees and PhDs publicly share their discoveries during the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition.

3MT® is a university-wide competition for graduate students to summarize the key points of their research and its potential impacts to a general audience–in just 180 seconds. The university’s School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers more than 30 distinct programs.


  • Wednesday, March 11
  • Schedule on the 3MT® Event website.


  • Thursday, March 12, starting at 2:30 p.m.


  • Ontario Tech University
    2000 Simcoe Street North
    Business and Information Technology Building, Mezzanine (second floor)

Visit the 3MT® website to learn more about the competition and participants and to watch the livestream. Follow #OntarioTech3MT on social media for live updates. Good luck to all participants and congratulations to the finalists.

The university’s first-place winner on March 12 will advance to the 2020 Ontario 3MT® finals at the University of Windsor.

Media contact
Bryan Oliver
Communications and Marketing
Ontario Tech University
905.721.8668 ext. 6709
289.928.3653 (mobile)