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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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January 14, 2015

Speaker: Dr. Lukasz Golab, Department of Management Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and School of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Waterloo

Title: Data analytics for sustainability

Abstract: As concerns over climate change and resource shortages arise, it is critical to seek new ways to ensure a sustainable future, in which resources such as water and energy are used responsibly and greenhouse gas emissions are reduced. In this talk, Dr. Golab presented some recent work on big data analytics for sustainability, including smart meter data mining, solar panel monitoring and opinion mining, to reduce barriers to the adoption of green technologies such as electric vehicles.