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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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Andrea Braithwaite

Senior Teaching Professor

Vice-President, Canadian Games Studies Association

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Dr. Braithwaite's research examines gendered discourses of sociability and belonging in pop culture. She looks at women and crime in detection stories across media, especially Canadian media. She also discusses representations of and responses to feminist activism in online and gaming communities.

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 311
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 5878

Research areas

  • creative industries
  • cultural theory
  • pop culture
  • women and crime in detection stories
  • feminist activism in online and gaming communities

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Researcher Profile

Courses taught

  • COMM 1100: Introduction to Communication Studies
  • COMM 2220: The Media in Canada
  • COMM 2240: Television
  • COMM 2410: The History of Communication Technologies 
  • COMM 3740: Digital Games Studies