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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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Shilpa Dogra

Shilpa Dogra

Associate Professor

Ontario Tech University Research Excellence Chair in Disrupting Human Mobility

Faculty of Health Sciences

Contact information

Science Building - Room B345
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 6240

Research topics

  • aging
  • age-friendly
  • healthy cities
  • active transportation
  • e-bikes
  • sedentary behaviour
  • human physiology
  • biomarkers

Research and expertise

  • Background and interests
    Dr. Dogra is an Ontario Tech University Research Excellence Chair in Disrupting Human Mobility. Her research focuses on disrupting mobility patterns as they relate to mobility in one’s community (active transportation); disrupting daily movement patterns by interrupting sedentary behaviour; and disrupting privilege patterns by learning from under-represented communities. Dr. Dogra’s research is funded by each of the tri-council agencies (SSHRC, CIHR, and NSERC). She is part of the Public, Active, Clean, and Equitable (PACE) Mobility group, and Chair for the Committee for an Age-Friendly University.
  • Publications

    For a comprehensive list of publications, visit PubMed.

  • Research collaborators
  • Courses taught
    • Active Aging
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Exercise for Chronic Conditions
    • Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription
    • Human Physiology