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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?

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.

Dr. Barbara Perry, Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.

Major international accolade for Ontario Tech researcher Dr. Barbara Perry

For the impact of her years of scholarship and research, and her ongoing leadership of Ontario Tech’s Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism, the American Society of Criminology (ASC) has named Dr. Perry its 2020 Division of Terrorism and Bias Crime (DTBC) Distinguished Scholar.

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Ontario Tech researcher co-launches online resource to help parents navigate COVID-19

Dr. Lindsay Malloy, Associate Professor with Ontario Tech’s Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, has teamed up with Dr. Amanda Zelechoski, an Associate Professor of psychology at Valparaiso University in Indiana, U.S., to launch Pandemic Parenting: a free online web platform parents can turn to for science-based research around coping with stresses and meeting children’s needs during COVID-19.

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COVID-19’s lessons for community service delivery: local ideas drive local solutions

The unprecedented challenges posed by the pandemic form the focus of a new online course this summer for upper-year students at Ontario Tech University and Trent University Durham GTA. In partnership with the City of Oshawa, the City Idea Lab course has students exploring how communities can ‘future proof’ their services so they can be prepared for when the next crisis hits.

Ontario Tech researcher helping Canada’s military battle right-wing extremism

The Department of National Defence’s Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) program will be funding the research expertise of Ontario Tech University’s Barbara Perry, PhD over the next three years to help examine the dynamics of hateful conduct and right-wing extremism in the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Dr. Steven Murphy’s statement on racism and violence

The Ontario Tech University community is deeply concerned with the disturbing incidents of racism and acts of violence witnessed over the past several days. It is particularly distressing to watch members of Black communities once again experience acts of hatred and violence.

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Ontario Tech University introduces Student Experience Guarantee for Fall 2020

Ontario Tech University recognizes its students have big questions about what their university experience will look like when they begin their studies or return in Fall 2020. That’s why Ontario Tech is offering all students an Experience Guarantee. Any full- or part-time student enrolled in the Fall 2020 term not satisfied with the quality of their university experience can withdraw from their program by Friday, October 9, and receive a full refund, without penalty.

Biodiversity, health and COVID-19: How did we get here?

Ontario Tech University sustainable development expert Dr. Peter Stoett is Dean of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, and contributes extensively to international environmental research. Dr. Stoett shares answers to range of questions related to COVID-19, biodiversity and health,

Ontario Tech researcher exploring parent-child conversations about COVID-19

As the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic deepens, an Ontario Tech University researcher will examine how Canadian and American parents talk to their children and how kids are adjusting during this historic time. Developmental Psychologist Dr. Lindsay Malloy and her lab team have launched a new study titled Coronavirus: Parent-Child Conversations and Children's Reactions to the Pandemic.