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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.

2020 Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award recipient

Samantha Stahlke
Thesis title: Synthesizing Play: Exploring the Use of Artificial Intelligence to Evaluate Game User Experience
Master of Science in Computer Science

2020 Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award nominees

Daniel Abdel-Malek
Thesis title: Exploring Subjective and Objective Localized Muscle Fatigue Responses at Recommended Upper Limb Ergonomics Limits
Master of Health Sciences in Kinesiology

Dylan Bender
Thesis title: Integrated Topology Optimization Design and Process Planning for Additive Manufacturing
Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering

Madison Charman
Thesis title: Gendered Boomtown Impacts: A Social Service Perspective on Experiences of Women in Resource Extraction Communities
Master of Arts in Criminology

Kamyar Nazeri
Thesis title: Structure Guided Image Restoration: A Deep Learning Approach
Master of Science in Modelling and Computational 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.

2020 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award recipient

Deepak Ronanki 
Thesis title: High Performance Modulation and Computationally Efficient Control of Modular Multilevel Converters for High Power Traction Motor Drives
PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

2020 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award nominees

Davut Akca
Thesis title: The Impact of Individual Differences on the Interviewing Success and Post-Training Performance of Investigative Interviewers
PhD in Forensic Psychology
Benjamin Yankson
Thesis title: A Privacy Preservation Framework for Smart Connected Toys
PhD in Computer Science

Mahboobeh Zabihhosseinian
Thesis title: Impact of Neck Muscle Fatigue on Upper Limb Sensorimotor Integration
PhD in Applied Bioscience