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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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My research interests consists of the following (more information to come):

  • Forensic entomology
  • Integrated pest management
  • Forensic ecology
  • Electroantennogram studies, couple GC-EAG
  • Decomposition VOCs in relation to insect attraction

Dr. LeBlanc's Research Facilities

Forensic Entomology Lab

This is a large Level 1 lab. Insect rearing, development studies, and tissue extractions are performed in this lab.

Instrumentation room

This lab holds the coupled GC-EAG equipment as well as TD-GC-MS.

Forensic Ecology Research Facility

This location is also referred to as the Decomposition Facility. Experiments involving the decomposition of vertebrates (pigs)

are conducted in this secure location. These experiments include the collection of entomological samples, tissue, soil, and much more.

It is quite a busy place in the summer time.