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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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Why Everybody Can't Get Stoned?

Marijuana is increasingly becoming a normal part of youth culture. Like all leisure activities however, factors like gender and ethnicity play a role in who uses it. This talk looks at the social history of marijuana, and the boundaries that marijuana users must still negotiate today.

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Time: 7 to 8 p.m.

Register below or visit the Eventbrite page for more information on how to join the event.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Amir Mostaghim is an Associate Teaching Professor in Criminology at Ontario Tech University. He teaches courses in areas of policy development, policing, and perspectives in criminal justice. He aims to inspire his students to push the boundaries of social justice policy in Canada and around the world in order to improve the lives of marginalized populations. His latest research explores gender and ethnic dimensions of marijuana use in Canada.