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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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Human Health Biology

Human Health Biology focuses on:

  • Studying molecular mechanisms and treatment of infectious diseases.
  • Understanding molecular mechanisms and therapeutic strategies in cancer.
  • Examining the impact of diet and gut microbes on the immune system.
  • Studying and treating musculoskeletal disorders.

Human Health Biology refers to the biological basis of health and disease. This field focuses on the study of basic biological processes as they relate to specific human conditions, processes that potentially may lead to the design of new preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.


  • Caroline Barakat-Haddad, PhD, Faculty of Health Science (FHS)
  • Yuri Bolshan, PhD, Faculty of Science (FSci)
  • Jean-Paul Desaulniers, PhD, FSci
  • Shilpa Dogra, PhD, FHS
  • Sean Forrester, PhD, FSci
  • Douglas Holdway, PhD, FSci
  • Holly Jones-Taggart, PhD, FHS
  • Bernadette Murphy, PhD, FHS
  • Heather Sprenger, PhD, FHS
  • Janice Strap, PhD, FSci
  • Paul Yielder, PhD, FHS