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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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Brendan MacDonald, PhD

Brendan MacDonald

Brendan MacDonald, PhD
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

In my research we use pi a lot and we use it for many different things. In micro-fluidics, we’ll use it to calculate the size of the fibers we have in our paper based micro-fluidic devices. We also use it in our bio-inspired evaporative cooling so we have droplets and in order to figure out the size and capacity of the droplets we have to use pie there as well. Even when we’re building sustainable engines and we’re looking at piston sizes – again, pi will come in there to tell us the size and volume of these different pistons. So lots of different ways we use pi.of Engineering and Applied Science

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