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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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Ontario Tech graduate student Beverley Rodrigues honoured by 100ABCWomen

Master of Education candidate recognized in book of 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women

Beverley Rodrigues, Master of Education degree student at Ontario Tech University.
Beverley Rodrigues, Master of Education degree student at Ontario Tech University.

The biennial publication 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women (100ABCWomen) highlights, documents, acknowledges and supports Black Canadian women for their social, educational, political and professional accomplishments.

Ontario Tech University proudly recognizes graduate student Beverley Rodrigues, a 100ABCWomen honouree for 2020.

Currently pursuing a Master of Education degree at Ontario Tech, Rodrigues is an advocate for continuous and lifelong learning. She is Founder and President of Bevor Consulting and Training Services, a business she established in 2009. She has more than 30 years of expertise in training and consulting in community, international development, agriculture and trade facilitation.

Born in Essequibo, Guyana, Rodrigues researches international trade and delivers projects in strategic planning, resource mobilization, program development and economic planning. Over the past five years, she designed and facilitated training for civil society leaders and business owners in Canada, Latin America and Africa (Ghana, Eswatini and Madagascar).

She holds a Master of Science degree in Agriculture Economics from Hugo Kollataj University in Kraków, Poland; a Diploma in Agriculture from the Guyana School of Agriculture and a Certificate in Adult Education and Training from Seneca College.

She holds postgraduate accreditations in International Development from Open University in the United Kingdom, and has been accredited as a Certified Training and Development Professional by Canada’s Institute for Performance and Learning.

Prior to receiving this award, Beverley Rodrigues was recognized in 2018 for service in the House of Commons, where she works as a staffer for the Honourable Peter Kent, Member of Parliament for Thornhill.

This is award is the second 100ABCWomen connection to Ontario Tech. Rodrigues joins Avis Glaze, a 2008 recipient of an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Ontario Tech, who was recognized by 100ABCWomen in 2016 for her leadership in Ontario and international education.