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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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Barbara Perry


Director, Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism

Criminology and Justice

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 325
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 3411

Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism


Dr. Barbara Perry is the Director of the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism. She has written extensively in the area of hate crime and right-wing extremism. Her books include:

  • In the Name of Hate: Understanding Hate Crimes
  • Hate and Bias Crime: A Reader
  • The Silent Victims: Hate Crimes Against Native Americans

She is also General Editor of a five-volume set on hate crime (Praeger), and Editor of Volume 3: The Victims of Hate Crime, which is part of that set.

Dr. Perry has also written on policing diverse communities, including work on social control in Native American communities. She has made substantial contributions to the limited scholarship on hate crime in Canada. Most recently, she has contributed to a scholarly understanding of anti-Muslim violence, hate crime against LGBTQ communities, the community impacts of hate crime, and right-wing extremism.

Curriculum vitae


  • PhD, Sociology Carleton University

Research and expertise

Research interests:

  • hate crime
  • right-wing extremism
  • policing diversity
  • Islamophobia 
  • antisemitism 
  • homophobia and transphobia 
  • hate crime
  • human rights
  • diversity
  • race and justice
  • sexualities and justice
  • diversity and policing
  • terrorism/extremism
  • Indigeneity and justice
  • Islamophobia


  • Selected publications
    Perry, Barbara, Scrivens, Ryan. Right-Wing Extrenism in Canada. Camden: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.