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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 March 3, 2021

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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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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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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Hallmark Movies and the Canadian Film Industry

Talk by Dr. Andrea Braithwaite on December 14, 2020

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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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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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The Latest Buzz Words: Indigenization, Reconciliation, Decolonization

Talk by Jill Thompson and Dr. Rachel Ariss on July 9, 2020

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Gardening with Crime Prevention in Mind

Talk by Dr. Hannah Scott on July 16, 2020

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Advertising in the Age of Industrialization

Talk by Amanda Robinson on July 2, 2020

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Why Everybody Can't Get Stoned?

Talk by Dr. Amir Mostaghim on June 25, 2020

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Hollywood Movie Magic and Military PR

Talk by Dr. Tanner Mirrlees on June 18, 2020

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