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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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  • Refereed Book Chapters
    1. Williams-Bell, F, M., McGregor, C., 2021, “Firefighter Personnel and their Activities in Extreme Environments”, in Engineering and Medicine in Extreme Environments, Springer, in press
  • Refereed Conference Papers
    1. Vyas, K., McGregor, C., 2018, “The Use of Heart Rate for the Assessment of Firefighter Resilience: a Literature Review”, 2nd IEEE Life Sciences Conference, Montreal, Canada, pp 259-262
  • Refereed Abstract
    1. Williams-Bell, F. M., McGregor, C., Bonnis, B., 2019, “Heart Rate responses of Pre-Service Firefighters during Simulated Cold Environment Activities”, 10th Annual Military and Veteran Health Research Forum, Ottawa, Canada, pp 41-42
    2. McGregor, C., Williams-Bell, F. M., Bonnis, B., 2018, “Using Streaming Big Data for Resilience Assessment within Pre-service Firefighter Extreme Condition Training”, 9th Annual Military and Veteran Health Research Forum, Regina, Canada