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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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2015 Best Poster Award Winners

2015 Student Research Showcase


Student name(s)

Poster title


Business and Information Technology

Christopher Bellman and Albert Fung Studying the Feasibility of Subconscious Image Classification Using Brain-Computer Interfaces Miguel Vargas Martin, PhD, and Ramiro Liscano, PhD


Jennifer Nelson Examining Canadian Teachers’ Codes of Conduct Shirley van Nuland, PhD

Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

Ryan Murphy-Snow Examining the Sustainability of Ontario’s Energy Use Jennifer McKellar, PhD

Engineering and Applied Science

Jessica Bauer Classifier Accuracy for Detection of Electric Vehicles from Residential House Loads for Smart Meter Applications Walid Morsi Ibrahim, PhD

Health Sciences

Denise Polgar Improving Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Rates in the Durham Region to Enhance Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survival Outcomes Brenda Gamble, PhD


Cory Falconer and Ke Ma Creating a Standardization Variable to Assist Law Enforcement in Classification of Firearms as Either Lethal or Non-Lethal Franco Gaspari, PhD and Kimberly Nugent

Social Science and Humanities 

Rebecca Anne Bloom and Jennifer O'Connell The Dark Side of Perspective-Taking Matthew Shane, PhD