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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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Criminology Talks

Below are some of the talks that have been organized or hosted by our Criminology and Justice faculty. 

Examining and Comparing the Methods and Motivations of Cybercriminals

Thomas Holt, PhD, Professor, School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University


Trump, Technology and the Far Right: Tactics for Challenging Right-Wing Extremism in Canada

Brad J. Galloway, Tanner Mirrlees, PhD and Barbara Perry, PhD


Can We Expect Behaviour Change? Considerations on Police Training Evaluation

Chris Giacomantonio, PhD, Research Coordinator, Halifax Regional Police


Lessons Learned from Evaluating Correctional Programs

Edward J. Latessa, PhD, Director and Professor, School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati


Challenges, Resilience, and the Foundations of Wellness in Indigenous Children and Youth

Christopher Mushquash, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Mental Health and Addiction, Lakehead University


Why Chopsticks? Their Culture, History and Sphere

Edward Wang, PhD, Professor of History, Rowan University


In celebration of Black History Month: George Elliott Clarke

Canada's Parliamentary Poet Laureate


Lisa Freeman: She Won't Be Silenced


Lisa Monchalin: The Colonial Problem Book Tour

An Indigenous perspective on crime and injustice in Canada


Engage Public Lecture Series: Legislating Sex Work in Canada

Reproducing the National, Racial, and Sexual Priorities of the State through Anti-Trafficking Discourses