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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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Langis Roy

Attendee: Langis Roy

Bio: Langis Roy received a B.A.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, in 1987, and M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, in 1989 and 1993, respectively. He is currently the Deputy Provost for Ontario Tech University and previously served as Dean for the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, ON, Canada. He has coauthored over 100 scientific papers. He holds three patents on system-on-package designs. His current research interests include microwave electronics, high-performance electronic circuit packaging, integrated active antennas, reconfigurable microwave components, wireless sensors, and aerospace/automotive applications, now extending to terahertz biosensing and wireless power harvesting.