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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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Postdoctoral fellows

Nadim Arafa

"I received plenty of hands-on experience as well as exposure to industrial projects and dealing with industrial partners."
 - Nadim Arafa, PhD (Mechanical Engineering)

Postdoctoral fellows (PDFs) are individuals who hold a PhD and wish to gain further experience in their area of research. As a valued member of the university community, PDFs work under the general supervision of a faculty member and may assist with the supervision of graduate students.

PDFs may receive funding from various sources secured by themselves or their faculty supervisors. Funding may be offered from the supervising faculty member’s grants or research resources. They may also secure funding from external sources, including competitive fellowship programs.

For more information about postdoctoral services, contact the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at 905.721.8668 ext. 6209 or