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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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This is a photo of Tanner Mirrlees, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at UOIT.

Tanner Mirrlees

Associate Professor

Dr. Mirrlees is a critical political economist of digital media technologies and the cultural industries.

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 312
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 5852 profile

Research areas

  • Creative Industries
  • Global Communication

Courses taught

  • COMM 1100 Introduction to Communication
  • COMM 2270 Entertainment Goes Global
  • COMM 2411 Information and Society
  • COMM 3510 Work in the Information Age
  • COMM 4120 War, Propaganda and Media Culture
  • COMM 4170 International Communication
  • COMM 4420 Digital Media, Politics and Democracy


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