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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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Faculty of Health Sciences research entities

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Research entities in the Faculty of Health Sciences combine the experience and research expertise of various faculty, focusing attention on key areas of study within health and health care.

  • Health Professions Education: Ontario Tech University and Durham College researchers pave the way in the development, delivery and evaluation of innovative educational programs for health professions.

  • Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (IDRR): The Institute’s mission is to improve the quality of life and well-being of people with disability through the conduct of innovative and policy-relevant research. IDRR works with the public, clinicians, community partners and governments to develop, evaluate and implement effective clinical and community-based rehabilitation interventions. The dynamic research is undertaken jointly among researchers at Ontario Tech University and Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

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