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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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Timothy MacNeill

Speaker: Timothy MacNeill, Senior Teaching Professor and Director of Sustainability Studies, Ontario Tech University

Presentation: "Sustainable Development, Degrowth, and Technological Innovation"

Bio: Dr. Timothy MacNeill’s research focuses on globalization, inequality and sustainable development. This involves three major streams of investigation. First, he measures the impacts that international investment flows and corporate practices have on marginalized, typically Indigenous, communities and ecosystems in developing countries. His second stream of research explores the ways in which economic, political, cultural and social systems may be re-imagined and asserted via indigenous and other social movements to yield environmental sustainability and social equity. The third is research on the ways in which economic, social, cultural and political institutions impact human behaviour.