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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 26, 2014

Speaker: Brian Golding, Department of Biology, McMaster University

Title: Aspects of Sequence Analysis to Discover Biological Principles

Abstract: This talk will provide an overview of four projects my group has worked on in the past year. The projects are examples of the kind of work that can be done within bioinformatics. They include identifying spanning sets of oligos across a whole genome while ensuring that all genes are targeted. We will show how to identify species from sequence data and function from sequences. Lastly, we will examine some patterns within DNA sequences and show they affect the patterns of substitutions in DNA sequences