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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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Lab News

December 2021

Jeff and Mona's manuscripts were accepted virtually on the same day. Well done!

December 2020

Samira defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations! 

April 2020

Renata defended her MSc thesis. Congratulations!

April 2019

Brittany defended her MSc thesis. Congratulations!

April 2016

Cassandra and Matthew defended their MSc theses. Congratulations!

March 2015

Cassandra Taylor gave an oral presentation on the preparation of sterically hindered ynones and their conversion to flavones and aurones at 249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Denver, Colorado.

March 2015

Cassandra Taylor and Matthew Baxter are the recepients of Dean's Graduate Scholarships. Congratulations!

February 2015

Cassandra's Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) article is available online. Congraturlations!
http://www.jove.com/video/52401/metal-free-synthesis-ynones-from-acyl-chlorides-potassium

November 2014

Matthew Baxter gave an oral presentation on Brønsted acid-catalyzed reactions of organotrifluoroborate salts at 25th Quebec and Ontario Mini-Symposium in Synthetic and Bioorganic Chemistry (QOMSBOC) in Toronto, Ontario.

December 2013

Cassandra's manuscript has been accepted for publication in Org. Lett.
Congratulations, Cassandra!

November 2013

Cassandra Taylor presented a poster on metal-free addition of potassium trifluoroborate salts to acyl chlorides at 24th Quebec and Ontario Mini-Symposium in Synthetic and Bioorganic Chemistry (QOMSBOC) in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

September 2013

Kayla Fisher and Waleed Nusrat join our lab for their 4th year thesis project.
Welcome!

June 2013

Kayla Fisher joins our lab. She is a proud recipient of the UOIT Student Training Assistantships in Research (STAR) award.
Congratulations and welcome, Kayla!

May 2013

Cassandra Taylor and Matthew Baxter stay for MSc.
Great decision!

September 2012

Cassandra Taylor and Matthew Baxter joined the lab for their 4th year thesis project. Welcome!
Initial task involves sweet unpacking of chemistry goodies.