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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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Adam Toomes

Speaker: Adam Toomes, Ph.D. candidate and President of the Biology Society of South Australia, University of Adelaide

Presentation: Applying web scrapers to the context of wildlife trade to predict biosecurity risk: lessons learned

Bio: Adam is a postdoctoral researcher based in South Australia at the University of Adelaide. Adam's overarching focus is on the international wildlife trade and its many impacts, trends and complex driving factors. Currently, Adam is researching the global trade of reptiles endemic to Australia - using online trade, species traits and wildlife enforcement intelligence to anticipate the risk of unsustainable trade to threatened populations.