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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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Gary Genosko


Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Gary Genosko studied philosophy, art and environment at University of Toronto, University of Alberta and York University, before receiving his doctorate in Social and Political Thought at York in 1992. He has published extensively on Continental thought, specializing in the work of Jean Baudrillard and FĂ©lix Guattari. He has published monographs on communication modelling, administrative surveillance, critical semiotics, and the lives of scholarly journals. His recent research continues his expertise in technoculture (he held a 10-year Canada Research Chair in Technoculture from 2002-12), and focuses on whistleblowing and snitching. His writing on the Toronto School of communication is currently oriented toward the neglected contributions of exhibition designer and medium theorist Harley Parker.

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 310
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 3819

Research areas

  • Creative Industries
  • Cultural Theory
  • Information Politics

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