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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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Sue O'Dwyer

Associate Teaching Professor

Faculty of Health Sciences

Contact information

Science Building - Room 2065
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 5348


Research and expertise

  • Background and interests

    Sue O’Dwyer is a lecturer and laboratory instructor in the Medical Laboratory Science program. She received her Medical Laboratory Technologist certification from the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences (formerly the Toronto Institute of Medical Technology) in Ontario and was granted her Advanced Registered Technologist designation in Microbiology from the Canadian Society of Laboratory Technologists (CSMLS). She is currently registered with CSMLS and the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO).

    Prior to joining the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in 2007, Sue worked in clinical microbiology with special interests in parasitology and infection control. She also enjoyed helping elementary school children to discover the microscopic world as a presenter for Scientists in School.

  • Publications
    • Hewitt, C, O’Dwyer, S and Vearncombe, ME (1997). Laboratory Isolation of Clostridium tetani. Canadian Journal of Medical Laboratory Science, 59(1), 20-22.
  • Courses taught

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

    • Clinical Microbiology I
    • Clinical Microbiology II
    • Foundations of Microbiology and Immunology