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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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October 18, 2011

Speaker: Jason Cole, Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis (CCCma)

Title: A very brief overview of climate modelling and applications 

Abstract: Modelling of Earth's climate and how it may change due to external forcings is a challenging and important problem. In this talk I will give an overview of the current state of climate modelling using as an example the second generation Canadian Earth System Model (CanESM2). I will also discuss some contemporary issues in which climate models play an important role.