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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 research videos

These videos provide an opportunity to learn more about current research projects being conducted by Faculty of Health Sciences researchers.

Title: Evaluating an eHealth Breastfeeding Resources for Mothers, Fathers, Partners and Co-parents: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Presented by: Jennifer Abbass Dick, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ontario Tech University


Dr. Jennifer Abbass Dick graduated from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She completed her Master of Nursing degree in 2009 from the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto with a focus on Community Health. She completed her PhD at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto in 2013. The title of the dissertation is Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Co-parenting Breastfeeding Support Intervention on Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates at 12 Weeks Postpartum.

Throughout her career, Dr. Abbass Dick has worked with childbearing families as a Registered Nurse and a lactation consultant in the hospital and community. She is dedicated to assisting and empowering parents to have a positive and healthy transition to parenthood.

Dr. Abbass Dick and a team of professionals from Ontario Tech University and Durham Region Health Department have created an online breastfeeding course for mothers and fathers/partners. To learn more about her research, visit the Breastfeeding Information for Parents website.

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