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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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This year, as a part of IDW 2019 and with the generous support of our gold sponsors, we are offering two instrumental workshops to demonstrate some basic and advanced features of instrumentation available as part of the Ontario Tech Materials Characterization Centre.

  1. Workshop hosted by ProSpect Scientific Inc. to demonstrate the capability of Renishaw inVia Raman Microscope.
  2. Workshop hosted by NT-MDT group to demonstrate of NTEGRA multifunctional Scanning Probe Microscope.

The workshops are planned on Sunday afternoon when the main conference program will be finished. Both activities will be free for participants of the IDW conference.

The capacity of each workshop is limited, pre-registration is required. Please see the detailed description of each individual workshop below.

If you are interested to participate in the workshop please send an e-mail  to secure the spot. We will apply first-asked first-served policy.


Renishaw inVia

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