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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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Will the COVID-19 pandemic permanently change how people interact?

Thought leaders to discuss the future of work, play, and human connection at university’s November 2 virtual panel discussion

Person in front of three computer screens

Restrictions on in-person gatherings during the pandemic have forced people to connect more frequently (or almost exclusively) through digital technologies. Is this trend society's long-term destiny? Is the human experience being forever altered by tech? And if so, have we solved the privacy and cybersecurity issues arising in our new virtual world?

Don't miss the business and futurist perspectives of award-winning science fiction author Madeline Ashby and cybersecurity expert Ira Goldstein on Monday, November 2 as Ontario Tech University’s Faculty of Social Science and Humanities and Digital Life Institute co-host The Pandemic, Online Migration and the Future of Human Interaction. Ontario Tech criminology researcher Dr. Steven Downing will moderate the conversation, drawing attention to important issues Ontario Tech students, faculty, staff and community members should care about.

  • When: Monday, November 2 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Where: Online

To learn more or register, visit the Eventbrite page.