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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.

2018 Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award recipient

Mohammed Alziadeh
Thesis Title: Flow-sound Interaction Mechanism of a Single Spirally Finned Cylind in Cross-Flow
Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering

2018 Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award nominees

Nurul Cader
Exploring Experiences of Mental Health in Second-Generation South Asian Canadians
Master of Health Sciences

Brandon Drenikow
Thesis Title: Vixen: A Games User Research Tool for Collection and Interactive Visualization of User Testing Data
Master of Science in Computer Science

Dallas Hill
Thesis Title: Climbing the Corporate Ladder: Desired Skills and Successful Psychopaths
Master of Arts in Criminology

Ulana Pidzamecky
Thesis Title: Investigating the Role of Informal Online Communities of Practice in Professional Learning: The Experience of Second/Foreign Language Teachers
Master of Arts in Education

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.

2018 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award recipient

Amjad Farah
Thesis Title: CFD Determination of Fluid and Geometry Related Localized Heat Transfer Phenomena for Supercritical Water Flow
PhD in Nuclear Engineering

2018 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award nominee

Abdullah Al-Zahrani
Investigation of a Novel Temperature Solid Oxide Electrolyzer for Solar Hydrogen Production
PhD in Mechanical Engineering