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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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Brian Campbell

Professor Emeritus

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

Education Building - Room EDU 114M
Downtown Oshawa
11 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 3407


Dr. Brian Campbell joined Ontario Tech University from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick where he taught from 1983 to 2003. He has extensive curriculum development experience both at the university- and individual-program level. While at Mount Allison, he served two terms as department head. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph in Ontario, a Bachelor of Philosophy from the University of York in England, and a PhD from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. 


  • Bachelor of Arts University of Guelph in Ontario
  • Bachelor of Philosophy University of York in England
  • PhD McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario

Research and expertise

Dr. Campbell has conducted research on:

  • Access to higher education.
  • Technology in Canadian higher education.
  • Technology diffusion in manufacturing firms.
  • The role of technical experts in public inquiries and courts.

This educational technology research includes the analysis of institutional policies and practices, and the patterns of computer technology use of both university students and faculty.