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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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Amin Mohamed Elamin

Speaker: Amin Mohamed Elamin, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Maryland 

Presentation: “Challenges Associated with Eco-technology: The Case of Modern Microalgae Farming in the United States”

Bio: Amin M. Elamin is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, where he is advised by Dr. Meredith Gore. By leveraging mixed methods research, Elamin's work explores the interface of disaster response and resilience in the context of human-environmental relationships, governance, and development with a particular interest in sustainability and the food-energy-water (FEW) nexus. He received his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from Yale University and Masters in Psychology from the University of Maryland.