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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.

2019 Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award recipient

Leanne Elliott
Thesis title: Parents’ Perspectives of the Secondary Effects of an Early Motor Skill Intervention for Their Four-Year-Old Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Master of Health Sciences in Kinesiology

2019 Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award nominees

Sarah Ibaid
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Master of Arts in Criminology

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Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering

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Thesis title: Recommendations in Visual Analytics Using Emotions: A Mixed-Initiative Interaction Approach
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.

2019 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award recipient

Shady El-Batawy
Thesis title: Intelligent Integration of Prosumers with Battery Energy Storage in Smart Distribution Systems Using Optimal Design and a Transactive Energy Framework
PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

2019 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award nominee

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PhD in Computer Science