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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Annette Tavares

Associate Teaching Professor


Faculty of Science

Contact information

Science Building - Room 3063
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 3641

Areas of expertise

  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Aquatic Insect Taxonomy
  • Mosquito Larval Taxonomy
  • Animal Behavior
  • Zoology


  • MSc University of Toronto 1990

Courses taught

  • BIOL1010U - Molecular and Cellular Systems
  • BIOL1011U - Introductory Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BIOL1020U - Diversity of Life and Principles of Ecology
  • BIOL1021U - Introduction to Organismal Biology and Ecology
  • BIOL2010U - Human Physiology
  • BIOL2050U - Human Anatomy
  • BIOL3610U - Comparative Zoology
  • BIOL3650U - Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • BIOL4620U - Animal Behaviour