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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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Dr. Helene LeBlanc

Dr. Hélène N. LeBlanc

Graduate Researchers

Steph Kolodij

Stephanie Kolodij (MSc candidate)

Topic: Forensic Entomology & Chemical Ecology

Study of decomposing human and porcine VOCs using GC-MS and coupled GC-EAG

Alycia Saddler

Alycia Saddler (MSc Candidate)

Topic: Integrated Pest Management

Study of VOCs and biting flies associated with dairy farms using GC-MS and GC-EAG

Undergraduate Researchers

Sarah Toebes

Sarah Toebes (Health Science)

STAR Award Recipient

Topic: Integrated Pest Management

Study the effect of certain VOCs on Stable Fly, Stomoxis clacitrans

Nicole Crawford

Nicole Crawford (Forensic Science Program)

Research Assistant

Topic: Forensic Entomology

Study the effect of certain VOCs on hairy maggot blowfly, Chrysomya rufifacies

Lab Alumni

Jenna Comstock

Jenna Comstock, PhD

Topic: Forensic Chemistry

Elucidation of the Lipid Degradation Process in Soft Tissue and Fluid During Decomposition, in the Presence and Absence of Insects

Katie Bygarski

Katie Bygarski, MSc

Topic: Forensic Entomology

Arthropod Succession in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory and Compared Development of Protophormia terraenovae (R.-D.) from Beringia and the Great Lakes Region

Jessica Lam, BSc

Research Assistant (2012-2014)

Benjamin Lee, BSc

Undergraduate Research Student (2013-2014)

Emily Rolko, BSc

Undergraduate Research Student (2013-2014)

Alicia Buetter, BSc

Research Assistant (2010-2012)

Kelly Robinson, BSc

NSERC USRA Award Recipient (2011)