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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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Kimberly Nugent

Associate Teaching Professor

Forensic Science

Faculty of Science

Focus on the development of curriculum and the integration of technology into the Ontario Tech undergraduate forensic science program

Contact information

Science Building - Room 2033
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

9057218668 ext. 3633

Research topics

  • Forensic Education
  • Curriculum Development
  • Technology

Areas of expertise

  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Forensic Education


Kimberly received her degree from the University of Toronto and came to Ontario Tech University in 2004 to assist in developing the Ontario Tech University Forensic Science Program. As an Associate Teaching Professor, shemanages the forensic science program teaching facilities and has established a unique crime scene house and forensic laboratory which houses state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation.

Kimberly is actively involved in forensic science undergraduate education and curriculum development. She has been the recipient of several Ontario Tech University Teaching Innovation Fund Awards to support the development of interactive online learning modules. She has developed several online teaching elements as well as has integrated tablet technology and forensic-specific software into the undergraduate curriculum. A strong proponent of community outreach and participation. She has been the co-recipient of the 2006 and 2010 NSERC Promoscience grants.

Kimberly is a Board Member and General Section Chair of the Canadian Society of Forensic Science as well as an Associate Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.


  • HBSc University of Toronto 2001
  • MSc University of Toronto 2003

Courses taught

  • Interdisciplinary Topics in Forensic Science