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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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Research

Our faculty and our students are engaged in a number of innovative research projects. Faculty members are involved in modelling, simulation and numerical computations using high-end workstations. Ontario Tech is a member of the SHARCNET (Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing NETwork) Consortium, which gives faculty members and their research groups access to very significant distributed-memory computing capabilities.

In addition, a CFI New Opportunities program has been awarded for the establishment of a Computational Science and Visualization Laboratory. Equipment to be purchased includes one SGI Fuel Visual workstation, six all-purpose IBM A Pro workstations and the necessary infrastructure. The SGI workstation is a specialized machine ideal for the visualization of 3D scientific data, while the IBM workstations will be used to run software such as FLUENT, MATLAB, MAPLE and FEMLAB, which are indispensable tools for preliminary investigation, problem formulation, less intensive visualization and for the complete analysis of moderately-sized problems.