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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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Trent University faculty

  • Physics department
    • Bill Atkinson, PhD, Associate Professor, Physics: Computational and theoretical models of high temperature superconductors and strongly correlated electronic materials.
    • Ralph Shiell, PhD, Associate Professor, Physics: Atomic, molecular and optical physics, the manipulation of quantum states using laser radiation.
    • Alan Slavin, PhD, Professor, Physics: Metal surfaces: structure and chemical interactions.
    • Rachel Wortis, PhD, Associate Professor, Physics: Condensed matter theory: superconductivity and strongly correlated electrons.
  • Chemistry department
    • J. Mark Parnis, PhD, Professor, Chemistry: Structural studies of reactive intermediates in transition metal and organic molecule reactions.
    • Igor Svishchev, PhD, Professor, Chemistry: Theoretical and experimental investigation of supercritical water and its many applications including SCW-oxidation technology
    • Andrew Vreugdenhil, PhD, Associate Professor, Chemistry: Development and characterization of hybrid organic-inorganic materials for applications in sensors, coatings and interface modification.