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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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Mika Nonoyama

Associate Professor

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Faculty of Health Sciences

Contact information

Shawenjigewining Hall - Room SHA439
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 5329

Research topics

  • pediatric respiratory therapy
  • chronic respiratory disease management
  • long-term and prolonged mechanical ventilation
  • respiratory therapy scholarly practices

Research and expertise

  • Background and interests

    Dr. Nonoyama’s research focuses on Respiratory Therapy (RT), specifically respiratory disease management across all age groups, and promotion of RT scholarly practices. Dr. Nonoyama’s research program aims to improve prevention, provide effective management, and supply alternative consistent models of service delivery for individuals living with respiratory-related diseases and disorders. To achieve this, she investigates innovative approaches to pediatric Respiratory Therapy, ways to optimize the quality of healthcare services for people using home long-term mechanical ventilation and examines different management strategies for individuals with chronic respiratory disease, including rehabilitation and exercise. 

  • Publications

    For a comprehensive list of publications, visit GoogleScholarResearchGate, or ORCID.

  • Research collaborators
  • Research Lab
    • Health Clinician Scientist (Project Investigator), Respiratory Therapy Department & Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
    • Associate Professor (Status), Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    • Assistant Professor (Status), Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • Courses taught
    • HLSC 3910U: Research Methods for Health Care Professionals: Theory and Application
    • HLSC 4807U: Perspectives in Aging
    • HLSC 5122G: Successful Aging
  • Graduate student research
  • Grants

    Visit ORCID

  • Education
    PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto, ON

    Respiratory Therapy Diploma, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, ON

    BSc, Physiology, University of Toronto, ON