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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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The Future of Advanced Manufacturing Forum

Manufacturing, a key driver of Ontario’s economy for more than 150 years, constitutes a vibrant, highly innovative and technology-driven industry. Manufacturing is shifting from a labour-intensive mechanical process to an advanced technology-based process. Advanced manufacturing processes have already proven to be more energy- and resource-efficient, but much needs to be done to integrate sustainable advanced-manufacturing techniques into business practices to further reduce costs, decrease supply-chain risks, and enhance product appeal to customers. This forum is designed to initiate dialogue that can inform a collaborative and co-operative innovation system that will fuel leading-edge research, drive economic growth and improve quality of life in the Durham Region and Ontario.