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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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Institute for Cyber Security and Resilient Systems (ICSRS)

The Faculty of Business and Information Technology has taken a major initiative to develop a cybersecurity research institute, called the Institute for Cyber Security and Resilient Systems (ICSRS), with a mandate to research the intersection of technical, legal, social, economic and ethical implications of privacy, security and trust technologies. The institute will create a focal point within Ontario Tech University, for research, teaching, and outreach in the field of cyber security protection (e.g. critical infrastructure protection, identity management, protection from social engineering, secure software system, password protection) to enhance online and offline cyber protection and innovation. The focus of the Institute will be broadly to examine issues surrounding the use and protection of emerging technologies in both public and private sectors. 

Contact information:
Khalil El-Khatib, PhD
Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Ontario Tech University

Khalil.el-khatib@ontariotechu.ca