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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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Lavern Bourne

Associate Teaching Professor

Faculty of Health Sciences

Contact information

Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC) - Room 2027
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 3612

Research topics

  • accountability of professors in the Medical Laboratory Sector
  • transfusion science (immunology)

Research and expertise

  • Background and interests

    Lavern Bourne has a Medical Laboratory Technology diploma from the University of Technology in Kingston, Jamaica and the Michener Institute for Applied Science in Toronto, Ontario, and Bachelor of Health Services Management degree from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. She is currently working towards completing a Master of Health Sciences in Community Health degree at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Her thesis is entitled Approaches to Accountability in the Medical Laboratory Sector.

    Prior to joining the university, she worked in clinical practice as a registered medical laboratory technologist in Jamaica and Ontario. She currently teaches in the university's Medical Laboratory Science program.

  • Courses taught
    • Clinical Hematology I
    • Clinical Hematology II
    • Foundations in Microbiology and Immunology
    • Microanatomy and Histotechnology
    • Simulated Clinical Practicum
    • Transfusion Science
  • Education
    • Medical Laboratory Technology diploma, University of Technology in Kingston, Jamaica
    • Bachelor of Health Services Management, Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario