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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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Mapping Transnational Environmental Crime

This talk will present Dr. Delon Omrow’s postdoctoral research on the intersections between transnational environmental crime, human security, and biosecurity. He is currently working on a global environmental crime database that embeds the principles of UDL to enrich the learning experiences of all students at Ontario Tech University. The database will feature environmental legislation from each country in the world, along with case studies of how environmental crime impacts human security and biosecurity.

 

This event was held September 20, 2021.

 

Speaker bios:

Dr. Delon Omrow is a postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at Ontario Tech University. Delon’s specialization is the nexus between transnational environmental crime, human security and biosecurity. His PhD explored how cognitive injustice leads to both social and environmental injustice through neoliberal conservation programs in South America. Pedagogically, Delon uses the tenets of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Inclusive Design. Having experienced his own situational barriers, Delon recognized the theoretical and pragmatic merit of UDL, applying these principles in his own work and teaching philosophies as a teaching assistant, course director and sessional instructor. Inevitably, UDL became the cornerstone of his doctoral studies and his subsequent research.

Adam Rodrigues completed his Honours Bachelor of Arts at York University, where he studied Criminology. Adam is currently pursuing his Master's degree in Criminology at Ontario Tech, with hopes of further progressing to gain his Ph.D. Adam is interested in researching both green and corporate crimes. Adam is currently working with Dr. Delon Omrow & Dr. Peter Stoett to develop an international database centred on environmental crimes and the policies surrounding them. He is currently looking into the links between transnational green crimes and human trafficking in Africa.

 

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