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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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Conference Schedule and Program

Following tradition, the IDW Conference will open with a casual evening social event to provide attendees with a chance to make new acquaintances and catch up with old friends and colleagues.

Scientific discussions begin the following morning with a keynote lecture, after which graduate students and postdoctoral researchers will present their science in two concurrent presentation sessions. After a short lunch on site, the conference will continue with a second keynote lecture followed by two concurrent sets of presentation sessions. A poster session schedule will close the day's formal events by providing attendees with an opportunity to mingle and discuss shared interests before heading to the conference banquet.  Transportation to the banquet from campus will be provided. 

The symposia continues the following morning, with the conference being closed out by the final keynote lecture. Finally, the winners of best oral and best poster presentations will be announced and prizes will be awarded.

A copy of the full Conference Program is available here.

The overview schedule for the weekend is as follows:

Day Time Event
Friday November 8th, 2019 7:00pm - 12:00am Conference Mixer (Ontario Tech’s 61 Charles St. Building)
Saturday November 9th, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am Registration and Light Breakfast
9:00am - 10:00am Keynote Lecture
10:00am - 10:15am Coffee Break
10:15am - 11:45am Presentation Sessions
11:45am - 1:00pm On-site Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm Keynote Lecture
2:15pm - 2:30pm Coffee Break
2:30pm - 3:30pm Presentation Sessions
3:30pm - 5:00pm Presentation Sessions
5:00pm - 7:00pm Poster Session
7:20pm - 11:00pm Banquet (Oshawa Italian Club)
Sunday November 10th, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am Light Breakfast
9:00am - 10:20am Presentation Sessions
10:30am - 10:45am Coffee Break
10:50am - 11:50pm Presentation Sessions
12:00pm - 1:05pm Keynote Lecture and Award Presentation
1:05pm - 4:00pm Workshops