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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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Beyond the Walls

Beyond the Walls is a virtual public lecture series organized by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities in collaboration with Oshawa Public Libraries. The series gives participants the chance to engage with others through live, interactive discussions on local and global topics, guided by a short expert talk.

Updated September 24, 2021

This is a picture for the Beyond the Walls lecture, "One Does Not Simply Stop Using: The Importance of Withdrawal in Discussion of Addiction Treatment and Harm Reduction".

One Does Not Simply Stop Using: The Importance of Withdrawal in Discussion of Addiction Treatment and Harm Reduction

Talk by Forensic Psychology PhD student, William Denomme, on October 4, 2021

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This is the Eventbrite image for the Beyond the Walls talk, "Picture This: Image Reuse and Sleuthing."

Picture This: Image Reuse and Sleuthing

Talk by Ontario Tech Librarian, Chelsie Lalonde, on October 18, 2021

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Picture of Eventbrite image for the Beyond the Walls talk, "Mapping Transnational Environmental Crime".

Mapping Transnational Environmental Crime

Talk by Dr. Delon Omrow and Adam Rodrigues on September 20, 2021

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This is the event image for the Beyond the Walls lecture, "Crime, Punishment, and Video Games: Key Current and Future Issues".

Crime, Punishment, and Video Games: Key Current and Future Issues

Talk by Dr. Steven Downing on April 26, 2021

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This is the image for the Beyond the Walls talk, "I Stopped Giving Grades in my University Classes and This is What Happened".

I Stopped Giving Grades in my University Classes and This is What Happened

Talk by Dr. Sharon Lauricella on April 12, 2021.

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This is the profile image for the Beyond the Walls public lecture, "The Alien Epistemological Crisis".

The Alien Epistemological Crisis

Talk by Dr. Laura Thursby on March 22, 2021

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This is the profile image for the Beyond the Walls public lecture, "(En)Gendering Hate Groups: Misogyny in the Extremist Right Wing".

(En)Gendering Hate Groups: Misogyny in the Extremist Right Wing

Talk by Dr. Barbara Perry on March 8, 2021

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Defining the Constitutional Limits to Governing Badly

Talk by Dr. Thomas McMorrow on February 22, 2021

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This is the image for "All Water is Sacred - Indigenous Creation Story" which is part of the Beyond the Walls public lecture series.

All Water is Sacred - Indigenous Creation Story

Talk by Elder Dorothy Taylor on February 1, 2021

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This is an image for the Beyond the Walls talk, "Biodiversity and Us: The Emerging Extinction Event of the 2020s."

Biodiversity and Us: The Emerging Extinction Event of the 2020s

Talk by Dr. Peter Stoett on January 18, 2021

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This is the image for the "Hallmark Movies and the Canadian Film Industry" public lecture of the Beyond the Walls series.

Hallmark Movies and the Canadian Film Industry

Talk by Dr. Andrea Braithwaite on December 14, 2020

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This is an image for the event page of the Beyond the Walls lecture entitled, "Supervised Consumption Facilities, Safer Supply, and Decriminalization: What Lessons Can We Learn from Abroad?"

Supervised Consumption Facilities, Safer Supply, and Decriminalization: What Lessons Can We Learn from Abroad?

Talk by Dr. Steven Hayle on November 30, 2020

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This is an image for the Beyond the Walls: COVID-19 Long-Term Care Crisis public lecture.

The COVID-19 Long-Term Care Crisis

Talk by Dr. Vivian Stamatopoulos, Jennifer French, Melissa Miller and Cathy Parkes on November 16, 2020

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