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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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Meta selects Ontario Tech researcher to advance innovations needed to build the ‘Metaverse’

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Meta's Reality Labs awarded research grants to various projects that unlock new opportunities to build digital spaces and immersive and interconnected 3D experiences. Dr. Christopher Collins at Ontario Tech University is conducting one of the initiatives sponsored by Meta.

Dr. Collins, Canada Research Chair in Linguistic Information Visualization, is researching two different aspects related to education in the digital environment. The use of 'digital whiteboards' along with haptic feedback would allow for a more immersive learning experience. This, combined with research into vision tracking, would allow for real-time changes to a digital learning environment based on what a student may be looking at.