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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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Women for STEM 2020 Virtual Summit

WFS StudentsOn Thursday, October 15 we hosted our second annual Women for STEM Summit, bringing together more than 170 industry and university leaders, students and alumni in STEM careers. Our virtual Women for STEM Summit explored the challenges faced by women in STEM-related disciplines and how gender diversity is an important component in helping to build a better future.

Videos of the keynote speakers Kevin Peesker, President, Microsoft Canada and Rhonda Barnet, President and COO, AVIT Manufacturing, as well as the panel session that explored leadership in a time of crisis. are all available in the tabs below. 

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Leadership and Innovation in a Time of Crisis

COVID-19 provided the opportunity to witness different leadership styles and the ability for industries to pivot, adapt and innovate to help fight the virus and move beyond.

Panelists: Jo-Ann Giesbrecht, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources, Health, Safety & Environment, Woodbridge Group, Steven Murphy, President, Ontario Tech University, Denina Simmons, Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair, Ontario Tech University, and Rashi Talwar, Director Operations Analytics, Scotiabank.
Moderator: Fawn Annan, President and CEO of ITWC, publisher of 


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