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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Jordan Harel

Associate Teaching Professor

Criminology and Justice

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 508
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 5919


Dr. Jordan Harel is the recipient of the 2015-2016 Faculty of Social Science and Humanities Teaching Excellence Award.

He received his PhD in Sociology from Western University, with his dissertation research focusing on white-collar crime. Prior to pursuing his doctorate, he completed his Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology at the University of Waterloo. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Behaviour: Psychological and Social Perspectives from Western University, where he was the recipient of the University of Western Ontario Gold Medal for his undergraduate achievement. 


  • PhD, Sociology Western University

Courses taught

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Social Control
  • Classical Theories of Crime
  • Organized Crime
  • Corporate Crime

Research and expertise

  • corporate crime
  • financial crime
  • organizational and occupational deviance/crime
  • white-collar crime