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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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Ronald Hinch

Professor Emeritus

Founding Dean of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities


Prior to joining Ontario Tech University, Dr. Ronald Hinch was a faculty member at the University of Guelph in Ontario, where he served as Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

In January 2019, Dr. Hinch's book A Handbook of Food Crime: Immoral and Illegal Practices in the Food Industry and What to Do About Them, which he edited with former Criminology master's student Allison Gray, received an Outstanding Academic Titles award from Choice magazine.

Research and expertise

Research interests:

  • policing of violent crime

Research supervision areas:

  • criminological theory
  • food crime
  • green criminology
  • policing violent crime
  • serial murder


  • Selected publications and awards

    Dr. Ronald Hinch has edited books entitled:

    • Debates in Canadian Criminology
    • Debates in Canadian Society
    • Issues in Critical Criminology
    • A Handbook of Food Crime: Immoral and Illegal Practices in the Food Industry and What to Do About Them

    He also co-authored Women Abuse: Sociological Perspectives with former Dr. Walter DeKeseredy, former Professor, FSSH.

    He has published articles assessing:

    • Canadian sexual assault laws.
    • Issues in theoretical criminology.
    • Policing violence against women.
    • Theoretical and methodological issues in the study of serial murder.


    • Choice magazine Outstanding Academic Titles Award, for A. Gray and R. Hinch, eds., A Handbook of Food Crime: Immoral and Illegal Practices in the Food Industry and What to Do About Them (January 2019).