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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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Ruth Simpson

Associate Teaching Professor

Faculty of Health Sciences

Contact information

Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC) - Room 2032
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 2704

Research topics

  • point-of-care technology
  • lab information systems as teaching tool
  • education
  • teaching and hearing-impaired

Research and expertise

  • Background and interests

    Ruth Simpson holds a Medical Laboratory Technology diploma from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. She is currently working towards completing her Bachelor of Allied Health Sciences degree at Ontario Tech University.

    Prior to joining the university, Ruth worked in clinical practice as a registered medical laboratory technologist and point-of-care co-ordinator. She is currently teaching across disciplines in the university's Medical Laboratory Science program.

    Research interests include:

    • Point-of-care technology.
    • The use of laboratory information systems as a teaching tool.
  • Courses taught

    Courses taught (past and present) at the undergraduate level:

    • Clinical Biochemistry I
    • Clinical Biochemistry II
    • Introduction to Foundations in Clinical and Exercise Biochemistry
    • Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science
    • Simulated Clinical Practicum
  • Education
    Medical Laboratory Technology Diploma, Fanshawe College, London, Ontario