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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.

2022 Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award recipient

Jennifer Robb
Thesis title: ChangeMakers: Exploring Social Consciousness through Making and the Internet of Things
Master of Arts in Education

2022 Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award nominees

Zheng Lu
Thesis title: Computational Fluid Dynamic Investigations of Flow Through an Aged CANDU Pressure Tube
Master of Applied Science in Nuclear Engineering

Michael Magnante
Thesis title: Exploring the Interactional Theory: A Theoretical Exploration of the
Dark Web’s Impact on Delinquent Behaviour
Master of Arts in Criminology

Bryson Spencer
Thesis title: Automatic Knobs-Tuning for DB2 using Deep Reinforcement Learning
Master of Science in Computer Science

Hao Tan
Thesis title: Electrical Impedance Tomography for Internal Radiation Therapy
Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering

Mitchell Tiessen
Thesis title: Forensic electrochemistry: Time since deposition estimation of degrading bloodstains using differential pulse voltammetry
Master of Science in Applied Bioscience

Susan Yousufzai
Thesis title: Changes in Cannabis Consumption Behaviors in relation to Policy and Public Health Developments and Respiratory Health of Emerging Adults in Canada
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.

2022 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award recipient

Holly Fruehwald
Thesis title: Functionalized Carbon Surfaces for Clean Electrochemical Energy Systems
PhD in Materials Science

2022 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award nominees

Moataz Ahmed
Thesis title: Integrated Chassic Control Strategies for Multi-Wheel Combat Vehicle
PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Ali Ismael
Thesis title: Experimental and Numerical Investigations of a Novel Photoelectrochemical Reactor for Hydrogen Production
PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Isabelle Simard
Thesis title: Neural Markers of Antisocial Behaviour in Offenders and their Relationship with Risk-Factors of Offending
PhD in Forensic Psychology