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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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Exploring Solar Options for a Sustainable Energy Future in Republic of Chad

Posted by Glen Courtis on April 29, 2015

More than one-third of people in the world start life without access to electricity and clean fuels for cooking, heating and lighting, according to...

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Are smart grids in developing countries a reality?

Posted by Corey Martin on April 22, 2015

One of the more recently hyped energy technologies in developed countries is the “smart grid”. Smart grids give intelligence to...

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Electric Vehicles: When Do They Make Sense?

Posted by Gabriel Aversano on April 15, 2015

Electric vehicles have made a grand resurgence in recent years. In 2009, United States President Barack Obama announced a USD $2.4 billion...

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The Long Goodbye: A Life of Loss and Plenty

Posted by Daniel Hoornweg on April 08, 2015

Last week, after a long fight with Alzheimer’s, my mother passed away. A few weeks earlier, sitting in the seniors’ home looking on...

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