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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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November 16, 2011

Speakers: Dr. Jarkko Paavola, Business Information Technology, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Title: Operational challenges for emerging cognitive radio technologies - Wireless Devices Utilizing TV White Spaces

Abstract: Cognitive radios are finally emerging in the form of White Space devices capable of accessing spectral resources allocated for communication systems but not actually in use. Temporal and geographical information on existence of White Space is obtained from dedicated database through Internet access. Here, technological advancements enabling commercial utilization of wireless White Space devices are analyzed. However, before full scale commercial deployment is possible regulatory and techno-economical challenges exist. Current research and development, regulation, and standardization activities to overcome remaining obstacles are surveyed. Scientific community should turn attention to providing contributions for regulatory authorities in order to facilitate positive administrative decisions for cognitive radio technologies.