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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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Thomas McMorrow

Associate Professor

Undergraduate Program Director

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 513
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 5877

Research and supervision topics

  • constitutional law
  • Indigenous law and reconciliations
  • end-of-life decision-making
  • legal education
  • philosophy of law


Learn about Dr. Thomas McMorrow’s work on the operation of informal law among people with intellectual disabilities, the role of law in facilitating student agency in institutionalized learning environments, and the place of Indigenous legal traditions in shaping property law reform on First Nations reserves in Canada.

Researcher Profile

Courses taught

  • Foundations of Legal Studies
  • Canadian Human Rights Law
  • Health Law & Biomedical Ethics
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Public Law
  • Family Mediation