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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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Identifying tactics of power and control that bullies use in the workplace

Although present in the workplace, not all workplace victimization comes in the form of physical and sexual harassment. In this talk, we will examine the Workplace Power-Control Wheel which was designed to unpack victim experiences of workplace bullying and to help identify tactics that bullies use.

Dr. Scott will move step-by-step through workplace abuse tactics, such as using intimidation, isolation, emotional abuse, and how abusers can minimize, deny, and blame victims for their own victimization. We will talk about how employers can use coworkers to bully, use their employer privilege to make work difficult, use financial tactics to control targets of abuse, and identify tactics of coercive and threatening behaviour. A copy of the wheel will be made available to all those who attend.

This event was held on November 15, 2021

Speaker bio:

Dr. Hannah Scott is a Full Professor and founding faculty member in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at Ontario Tech University. Her specializations include victimology, workplace bullying, evaluation, statistics, and homicide studies. She has worked in the United States and Canada on initiatives like the Strategic Approaches Community Safety Initiatives Project in the United States and the Durham Homelessness Census funded by the National Homeless Initiative in Ontario, Canada. 


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