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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.

2023 Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award recipient

Cassandre Dion Lariviere
Thesis title: The Effects of Rapport Building on Information Disclosure in Virtual Interviews
Master of Science in Forensic Psychology 

2023 Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award nominees

Mayuresh Khot
Thesis title: Rapid and Green Fabrication of Psuedocapacitor Electrode by Utilizing Novel ULPING Technique  
Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering

Simon Pollard
Thesis title: Metabolic Neurotoxic and Immunotoxic Effects of PFAAs and their Mixtures on the Proteome of Plasma and Head 
Kidney from Rainbow Trout
Master of Science in Applied Bioscience

Margie Lam
Thesis title: Guiding Pre-service Teachers to Making
Master of Arts in Education

Limin Ma
Thesis title: Optimizing Relational Search with Embedded Neural Network
Master of Science in Computer Science

Hailey Tabbert
Thesis title: Effect of Neck Muscle Vibration on Upper Limb Sensorimotor Integration and Motor Performance
Master of Health Sciences in Kinesiology 

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.

2023 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award recipient

Martin Magill
Thesis title: Opportunities for the Deep Neural Network Method of Solving Partial Differential Equations in the Computational Study of Biomolecules Driven Through Periodic Geometries 
Doctor of Philosophy in Modelling and Computational Science (FSc) 

2023 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award nominees

Khaled Al-Hamed
Thesis title: Modeling and Experimental Investigation of Renewable Energy and Ammonia-Based Systems for Carbon Capturing and Useful Outputs PhD in Mechanical Engineering
PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Mark Snow
Thesis title: Negative EMotion and Eyewitness Memory
PhD in Forensic Psychology