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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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Laboratory for Advanced User Interfaces and Virtual Reality

The Laboratory for Advanced User Interfaces and Virtual Reality provides a range of specialized equipment for:

  • 3D graphics
  • haptic research
  • user interface

There are currently four main research projects utilizing the facilities in this laboratory:

  • Exploring software tools that enable the interactive visualization of the results of large-scale scientific and engineering computations while the computations are running. This allows researchers to make more efficient use of high-performance computers.
  • Investigating interactive 3D user interfaces for medical visualization applications with the aim of making it easier to locate tumours.
  • Using haptics as an alternative interface for controlling electronic devices, such as radios or cell phones, within automobiles.
  • Investigating techniques for the automatic construction of user interfaces for mobile applications.