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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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Cristen Hucaluk

Associate Teaching Professor


Faculty of Science

Cristen Hucaluk has more than 10 years teaching experience at Ontario Tech. She mainly teaches large classes with 100+ students and enjoys the additional challenges of large classes. Her research interests include student engagement strategies, active learning and development of online resources.

Contact information

Science Building - Room 3075
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 2187


  • MSc Queen's University 2007
  • HBSc Trent University 2005

Courses taught

  • Chemistry I CHEM 1010
  • Chemistry II CHEM 1020
  • Biochemistry I BIOL 2080
  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry CHEM 2020