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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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Tyler Frederick

Associate Professor

Undergraduate Program Director

Criminology and Justice

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 304
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 5881


Dr. Tyler Frederick earned his PhD in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto, with a focus on crime and deviance and gender. He did his postdoctoral work at the Toronto Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Curriculum vitae


  • PhD, Sociology University of Toronto

Research and expertise

Research interests:

  • community experiences of people with psychiatric disabilities
  • mental health
  • street life and subsistence choices
  • the experiences of LGBTQ homeless young people
  • youth crime
  • youth homelessness

Research supervision areas:

  • homelessness
  • youth crime
  • mental health
  • qualitative research methods

Current and future research areas include:

  • The role of identity and social space in shaping subsistence decision-making among homeless young people (including crime).
  • The transition away from homelessness for youth.
  • Access to mental health services among homeless young people.
  • The community experiences of people with psychiatric disabilities living in urban and rural contexts.