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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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Master’s Thesis

This award recognizes a graduating master’s student who has written an outstanding thesis that has made or is expected to make a significant contribution to his or her field of study.

2017 Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award recipient

Jessie Michael Gillis
Thesis Title: Time-Frequency Analysis Techniques for Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring
Master of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

2017 Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award nominees

Eric Heritage
Thesis Title: Examination of Secondary Electrons Generated by Encapsulated Gamma Sources to Improve Contact Dosimetry Estimates
Master of Applied Science in Nuclear Engineering

Martin Magill
Thesis Title: Characterization of Nanopores with Internal Cavities for DNA Manipulation Using Langevin Dynamics Simulations
Master of Science in Modelling and Computational Science

Derek Manis
Thesis Title: Life with HIV in a Suburban Community: An Exploration of Experiences Pertaining to Health and Social Care Services Access
Master of Health Sciences

Samantha Reid
Thesis Title: Return to Roots: An Examination of the Re-Presentations of Rurality within Post-Apocalyptic Survival Video Games
Master of Arts in Criminology

Robert Shewaga
Thesis Title: A Comparison of Seated and Room-Scale Virtual Reality on Medical-Based Serious Games and Virtual Simulation
Master of Science in Computer Science

Doctoral Thesis

This award recognizes a graduating PhD student who has written an outstanding doctoral thesis that represents a remarkably impactful contribution to his or her field of research.

2017 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award recipient

Canan Acar
Thesis Title: Experimental Investigation and Analyses of Continuous Type Hybrid Photoeletrochemical Hydrogen Production Systems
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering

2017 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award nominees

Khalid Alharbi
Thesis Title: A Framework for Privacy-Preserving Data Sharing in Smart Grid
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science

Phillip McNelles
Thesis Title: Dynamic Safety Assessment of FPGA-Based Safety Critical Systems with Applications in Nuclear Power Generation
Doctor of Philosophy in Nuclear Engineering

Simone Quaranta
Thesis Title: Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaics and Microwaves Electronics: Methods and Applications
Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science