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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 University researcher sets the record straight on vaccine facts and myths

While a small percentage of immunocompromised patients may not be eligible for the shots, vaccine hesitancy or refusal threatens to limit the overall effectiveness of vaccination programs. Competing opinions over the merits, and even safety of, vaccines continue to swirl in social media channels. Dr. Wally Bartfay of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ontario Tech University looks to break down the facts in a myth-busting discussion.

Ontario Tech University 2021-2022 Founder's Scholarship recipient Hana Haytaoglu (Trenton, Ontario). Note: Available photos of other award recipients can be found below in the gallery section of the story.

2021-2022 Ontario Tech University major scholarship recipients

Each year, seven outstanding incoming students are awarded to Ontario Tech University’s most prestigious entrance scholarships. The university’s scholarship program recognizes secondary school students for exceptional achievements in academics, leadership and community involvement throughout their high school career.

Ontario Tech Nursing grad Rachel Radyk’s inspiring academic journey

It is often said that no two students take the same academic journey. When Rachel Radyk earned her Bachelor of Nursing degree from Ontario Tech University in June 2021, it was a moment of both celebration and of deep reflection on where her journey began and where it has taken her.

Dr. Carolyn McGregor, Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology (right) is the Inaugural Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Health and Wellness at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. With Tim Pauley, Director, Research and Academics, Ontario Shores (left) and Elaina Niciforos, Research and Academics co-op student, Ontario Shores (centre).

Remarkable COVID-19 observation: Fewer incidents of aggression in a mental health-care setting

A research partnership involving Ontario Shores and Ontario Tech University is documenting a reduction in aggressive incidents at the hospital during the pandemic, along with the decreased need to use restraints and seclusion to manage patient behaviour. These unexpected learnings could have significant impact on future approaches to mental health support and preventing aggression. The data suggests that health care should not necessarily return to ‘normal’ post-pandemic.