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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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About AI4HW


Established by Ontario Tech University, Canada and the University of Technology Sydney, Australia in August 2019, the Joint Research Centre in AI for Health and Wellness (AI4HW) grew from the Ontario Tech Uiversity’s Health Informatics Research group that was established by Professor Carolyn McGregor AM in 2007.  The AI4HW team works collaboratively with its many partners to deliver innovative research and with measurable impact to improve the overall well-being of our communities. The team provides experiential learning for undergraduate and graduate students at Ontario Tech University and UTS's world class technical university environments.



The Joint Research Centre in AI for Health and Wellness (AI4HW) is recognized internationally as an expert in using artificial intelligence and other advanced computing and information technology techniques to create new approaches to improve physical and mental health and wellness. A unique collaborative research centre between Ontario Tech University in Ontario, Canada, and the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, the Centre is also recognized for its expertise in the assessment and development of resilience and adaption in extreme environments, such as space, climates with extreme heat or extreme cold, extreme work environments such as the military, tactical officers and firefighters and critical care medicine. No similar innovative advanced prototyping and simulation environment to support next-generation health and wellness solutions exists in the world. The Centre utilizes and creates innovative approaches in big data analytics and artificial intelligences for the analysis of medical sensor and Internet of Things data. We demonstrate how to provision these new solutions in the cloud. We partner with the Ontario Tech ACE Facility to use controlled climates to develop innovative approaches to extreme climate acclimation.



Physiological monitoring equipment design and testing, physiological data processing and analytical services, research studies in health, wellness, resilience and adaption, acclimation assessment and development to a range of climatic conditions



  • Healthcare and social services
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment


Learn More About Who We Are and What We Do

Our Team

Our Team

Research Areas

Research Areas



Connect With Us

Connect With Us

    • McMaster Children’s Hospital
    • Southlake Regional Health Centre
    • IBM
    • Department of National Defence (DND)
    • IFTech Inventing Future Technology Inc.
    • Oshawa Fire Services
    • Durham College
    • Institute for Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences
    • Pawsey Supercomputing Centre (Australia)
    • Department of Health Western Australia
    • Belgaum Children’s Hospital (India)
    • AlayaCare
    • Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

Funding Partnerships

   Canada Research ChairInnovation.caDRDC