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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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2018 Best Poster Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the participants in the 2018 Student Research Showcase. What an incredible day!

All of the university's seven faculties were represented across the 53 posters in the showcase. The undergraduate students' research projects were impressive, well-researched, and demonstrated the wide range of research areas at the university. Thank you to everyone who contributed; it is because of you that the event was such a success!

View the list of Best Poster Award winners and honourable mention recipients in the tables below. Many of the posters are available to be viewed or downloaded by selecting the poster title.

2018 Abstract Book


Best Poster Award winners


Student name

Poster title


Business and Information Technology

Samantha Stahlke and Atiya Nova

Investigating the use of AI in game user experience evaluation

Pejman Mirza-Babaei, PhD


Michelle Hoskins

An Investigative Look at Plans for Implementation of Canadian Teacher Codes of Conduct and Ethics

Shirley van Nuland, PhD

Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

Michael Rolph

Investigating the Role of Small Modular Reactors in Remote Mining Applications

Jennifer McKellar, PhD

Engineering and Applied Science

Brayden T. York

Maintaining a Temperature Gradient in Stirling Engine Regenerators

Brendan D. MacDonald, PhD

Health Sciences

Victoria Berkers

The Effect of Changing Neck Sensory Input on Neural Plasticity and Sensorimotor Integration Following Motor Skill Acquisition Task

Bernadette Murphy, PhD


Nicole Krysa

Effects of galactooligosaccharide and fructooligosaccharide supplementation during infancy on immune activity in Wistar Rats

Julia Green-Johnson, PhD

Social Science and Humanities

Gabrielle Caron

Public Perceptions of Financial Compensation for Wrongfully Convicted Individuals

Kimberley Clow, PhD


Honourable mentions


Student name

Poster title


Business and Information Technology

Joss Moo-Young

Development of USEIT – A New Epidural Simulator

Bill Kapralos, PhD

Jackson Rushing

Photogrammetry for Low Budget Game Development

Andrew Hogue, PhD


Keisha Deoraj

Tale of a Two-Year Initial Teacher Education Program: Investigating Self-Efficacy Development of Teacher Candidates

Diana Petrarca, PhD

Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

Kaitlyn Brown

Development and Verification of Americium-Beryllium Neutron Source Facility Model Using MCNP

Sharman Perera, PhD

Engineering and Applied Science

Amanjot Gulshi

Development of Robotic System for Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders

Carlos Rossa, PhD

Health Sciences

Margaret Grylls

Medicinal Cannabis: A Growing Health Care Landscape

Manon Lemonde, PhD


Leanna Calla

MOO-che out!

Sean Bohun, PhD

Mona Almaghrabi

Brønsted Acid-Catalyzed Alkynylation of Benzhydrol

Yuri Bolshan, PhD