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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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James Walsh

Associate Professor

Graduate Program Director

Criminology and Justice

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 511
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 5876


Dr. James Walsh received his Master of Arts and PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Before joining Ontario Tech University, he served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Richmond in Virginia, as well as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Social Science and Policy Forum.

Curriculum vitae


  • MA, Sociology University of California
  • PhD, Sociology University of California

Research and expertise

  • surveillance, security and social control
  • borders, mobility and migration
  • law and society
  • crime and media
  • surveillance
  • immigration policing and border security
  • media and criminal justice
  • criminology
  • data analysis
  • research methods
  • theories of crime
  • law and society
  • policing and punishment
  • terrorism
  • immigration, crime and justice
  • surveillance and security