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

This talk will walk through our current scientific knowledge of how experiences of drug use and withdrawal can impact substance use and abuse. How and why do some people use (and even abuse) addictive substances? What steps can we take to reduce the stigma around drug use — and increase our ability to safely and effectively treat substance abuse? This talk will offer important context to further understanding our current issues with problematic substance use.

This event was held October 4, 2021

Bottom photo in event image by Dan Meyers on Unsplash

Speaker bio:

Mr. Denomme (he/him) is an award-winning PhD student in the Forensic Psychology program at Ontario Tech University. His research examines how innovative technologies like neuroimaging and machine-learning algorithms can help us understand cocaine use and withdrawal. Mr. Denomme also works part-time with the Department of National Defence of Canada, researching worker well-being among both military and civilian personnel in the Canadian Armed Forces.


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