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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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Guest Lecture: Okechukwu Jake Emmanuel Effoduh

The Implications of AI for Human Rights Protections in Africa

Okechukwu Effoduh guest lectured in Dr. Thomas McMorrow's Winter 2020 course Canadian Human Rights Law.

Okechukwu Jake Emmanuel Effoduh is a Nigerian lawyer, legal academic, human rights activist and radio presenter. He is currently pursuing a PhD at Osgoode Hall Law School and holds master’s degrees in International Law from Osgoode and the University of Oxford.

Prior to studying law, he anchored two of Nigeria’s most popular radio programs, earning several local and international awards for his human rights activism on the radio.