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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.

2021 Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award recipient

Maciej Lacki
Thesis title: Analysis, Development, and Control of Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Passive Haptic Devices
Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering

2021 Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award nominees

Kimberley Black
Thesis title: Using Asynchronous Video Interviews to Enhance Self-Awareness of Video Communication Skills in a Community College Setting
Master of Arts in Education

Alexandra Johnson
Thesis title: Understanding the Role of Aquatic Plants in Stormwater Management Pond Performance in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Master of Science in Applied Bioscience

Irina Levit
Thesis title: “Foids have no soul, they are not human.” A sociological examination of the language used by an online male supremacy group.”
Master of Arts in Criminology

I Chia Shirley Quach
Thesis title: The Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation in Canada (PeMViC) Study: A Delphi Survey of Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation Practices by Canadian Respiratory Therapists
Master of Health Sciences in Community, Population and Public Health

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.

2021 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award recipient

Haris Ishaq 
Thesis title: Investigation of Integrated Systems for Clean Ammonia Synthesis
PhD in Mechanical Engineering

2021 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award nominees

Sarah Habibi
Thesis title: Characterization of the ACC-1 family of cys-Loop ligand-gated ion channels from the parasitic nematode Haemonchus contortus
PhD in Applied Bioscience