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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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How online learning promotes international collaboration and understanding

Researchers Dr. Bill Hunter, Professor in Ontario Tech University’s Faculty of Education, and Dr. Roger Austin, Professor at Ulster University in Northern Ireland, recently published a book documenting how global and community-based online learning projects bolster social cohesion and increase students’ understanding of what it means to be a global citizen.

Ontario Tech University researchers at the forefront of cybersecurity trends

In the advent of artificial intelligence, cloud storage, social media and the Internet of Things, cybersecurity stakes have never been higher. And meeting that challenge is a major component of the research portfolio at Ontario Tech University, where dedicated experts are exploring the intersection of technical, legal, social, economic and ethical implications of privacy, security and trust technologies.

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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.

Electric vehicle inside the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel at Ontario Tech University.

Ontario Tech, ACE and eCAMION testing how to power autonomous vehicles

True autonomous vehicle functionality requires an autonomous AV charging system. That’s where Ontario Tech University, ACE, Canadian advanced-energy storage and charging leader eCAMION, and Ontario’s Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) enter the picture.

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.

Faculty of Education Building at Ontario Tech University's downtown Oshawa location.

Ontario Tech Faculty of Education celebrates two provincial awards

For their efforts to make a positive difference for their students during the COVID-19 pandemic and their dedication to the local community, Ontario Tech University Faculty of Education members Jennifer Laffier and Alison Mann are Minister’s Award of Excellence recipients from the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities.

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.

International student Tobias Cibis is Ontario Tech University's first cotutelle PhD student, concurrently enrolled at Australia's University of Technology Sydney.

Doctoral programming at Ontario Tech achieves new milestone

Tobias Cibis will become Ontario Tech’s first cotutelle PhD student by taking the university’s PhD program in Computer Science while simultaneously being enrolled in Australia’s University of Technology Sydney (UTS) PhD program.

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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.