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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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April 24, 2013

Title: Combating Childhood Obesity Using Mobile Devices: UOiFit - A Social Training Partner

Speaker: Kei Turner, Ontario Tech University

Abstract: With childhood obesity rates continuing to rise worldwide, there is an aggressive push by researchers to find ways of affecting healthy changes in adolescents. Mobile devices have become commonplace with millennials and continue to be more and more widely adopted among children today. In this thesis a mobile application designed to involve youth in physical fitness, leveraging the engagement influence of social networks and digital games is developed and demonstrated. The application designed actively counts completions from selected exercises, which were chosen through professional guidance. The application developed is capable of positively affecting fitness-related attitudes among adolescents.