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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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  • Domestic and Global Patterns in the Nexus Between the Military and Right-Wing Extremism (March 29th)

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    Please note that this is a hybrid event. In-person space is limited. 



    To attend in-person, please click here to register. Please note that in-person space is limited to 25 seats. 
    Location: University of Ottawa, 75 Laurier Avenue East Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5 (Simard 330, SMD)

    To attend virtually, please click here to register. 


    8:30-9:30 Dr. Barbara Perry

    Title: Laying a Foundation: Right-Wing Extremism in Canada

    9:30-10:30 Dr. Dominique Laferrière & Justin Wright  

    Title: Addressing Hateful Conduct in the context of the Canadian Armed Forces


    10:45-11:45 Dr. Yannick Veilleux Lepage

    Title: A Comparative Analysis of Countering Right-Wing Extremism in NATO Armed Forces

    11:45-12:45 Dr. Daniel Koehler

    Title: Exploring the RWE-Military Nexus: Key Issues for Future Research


    1:30-2:30 Dr. Hazel Atuel

    Title: The Military Radicalization (MRad) Project: Preliminary Findings on Right-Wing Extremism

    2:30-3:30 Dr. David Hofmann

    Title: Examining Push and Pull Factors in Canadian Far-right Extremism


    3:45-4:45 Dr. Philip McCristall

    Title: Mapping Socio-Cultural Factors that Contribute to Right-Wing Extremist Ideology Among Canadian Military Personnel

  • Emerging Scholars Symposium (February 27th)
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    8:00am | Welcome from Dr. Barbara Perry

    8:10am | Philip McCristall, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Ontario Tech University

    Title: Mapping Socio-Cultural Factors and Right-Wing Extremist Ideology among Canadian Military Personnel

    8:40am | Vincent Bélanger, Recent Graduate, Carleton University

    Title: On Military Culture and Extremism: A Theoretical Analysis of the Male-Warrior Archetype and Canadian Veterans Joining the Far-Right

    9:10am | Natasha Stirrett, Recent PhD Graduate, Carleton University

    Title: Exclusion and Inclusion: Fraught Relations and Conversations around Right-Wing Extremism, Indigeneity/Blackness, and the Military

    9:55am | Tyler Wentzell, SJD Candidate, University of Toronto

    Title: Blackshirts in Khaki: The Canadian Military’s Experience with Fascists in Uniform, 1938-1945

    10:25am | Marshall Gerbrandt, PhD Student, University of New Brunswick

    Title: Educating Culture through Adult Learning in the Canadian Armed Forces

    11:00am | Virtual Keynote: Dr. Daniel Koehler

    PhD, German Institute on Radicalization and De-radicalization Studies