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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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ACE: A cutting edge classroom for students, researchers and industry

Ontario Tech is home to one of the world’s most extreme and advanced classrooms, the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel. Students in a range of programs are learning in ACE as part of their programs, and also taking part in ground-breaking research.

Industry partners like eCAMION are utilizing ACE’s ability to bring students, research and industry together to test and drive innovation. eCAMION is working with the team to develop end-to-end storage and fast-charging electric vehicle charging stations for autonomous vehicles. 

Through the Mitacs Accelerate Fund, a collaboration of Ontario Tech researchers and students along with General Motors of Canada are analyzing the dynamics of electric-assist bicycles (e-bikes) and the factors that affect the interaction of cyclists with other cars when they share the road. E-bikes could be an integral part of future urban mobility.