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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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Labs

Applied Skill Acquisition in Sport Lab

  • Scientific lead: Nick Wattie, PhD
  • Current location: St. Gregory’s School
  • Key descriptors: skill acquisition, expertise development, talent identification and development, athlete and youth development, sport, officiating, parasport.
  • Funding source(s):
    • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada
    • Heritage Canada (Sport Canada)
    • Canadian Foundation for Innovation and Government of Ontario

 

Centre for Applied Nutrition and Cardiovascular Health Research

  • Scientific lead: JoAnne Arcand, PhD (Heart & Stroke Foundation National New Investigator)
  • Current location: St. Gregory’s School
  • Key descriptors: diet, sodium, clinical nutrition, public health policy, eHealth, hypertension, cardiovascular health

 

Centre for Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Research Laboratory

  • Scientific leadPierre Côté DC, PhD  (Canada Research Chair in Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation)  
  • Current location: St. Gregory’s School
  • Key descriptors: epidemiology, disability, rehabilitation, musculoskeletal pain, traffic injuries, low back and neck pain, mental health, clinical practice guidelines
  • Website: www.cdpr-research.org 
  • Funding source(s):
    • Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) appointed funding
    • Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation
    • Canadian Chiropractic Association
    • Ontario Chiropractic Association
    • Intistitut Franco-Européen De Chiropraxie

 

EEG and Neuroimaging Laboratory

  • Scientific lead: Paul Yielder, PhD
  • Current location: Science Building, Basement
  • Key descriptors: hand dominance, brain plasticity, brain imaging

 

Health and Human Performance Laboratory

  • Scientific lead: Shilpa Dogra, PhD
  • Current location: Science Building, Basement
  • Key descriptors: exercise physiology, sedentary physiology, inflammation, active aging, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, respiratory disease

 

Human Neurophysiology and Rehabilitation Laboratory

  • Scientific lead: Bernadette Murphy, PhD
  • Current location: Science Building, Basement
  • Key descriptors: human neurophysiology; influence of the neck on upper-limb sensorimotor integration; human movement and brain plasticity; brain plasticity in immersive environments

 

Motor Behaviour and Physical Activity Laboratory

  • Scientific lead: Meghann Lloyd, PhD
  • Current location: St. Gregory’s School
  • Key descriptors: adapted physical activity, autism spectrum disorder, Down Syndrome, physical activity interventions, motor development

 

Sport Officiating Studies Centre

  • Scientific lead: Lori Livingston, PhD
  • Current location: St. Gregory’s School
  • Key descriptors: amateur sport officials; resilience, motivation, and perceived organizational support; recruitment, development, and retention
  • Funding sources:
    • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada
    • Ontario Trillium Foundation
    • Sport for Life Society