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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Experiential Learning Team

We are proud to have a diverse and experienced group of individuals within the Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) who are involved in building the Internship program for the betterment of our students. Our faculty members come with varying degrees in disciplines ranging in education, business and other liberal arts.

As the year progresses, students may become acquainted with a few faculty members directly responsible for the co-ordinating of students in the Internship program and corresponding opportunities. To better serve our students and partnering organizations, these individuals are the main contact for the program:

Pejman Mirza-Babaei

Associate Dean, Industry Partnerships; Associate Professor of User Experience Research

PejmanDr. Pejman Mirza-Babaei is an Associate Professor of User Experience (UX) Research and Associate Dean Industry Relations at the Faculty of Business and Information Technology. His research and teaching is focused on the design and evaluation of user experience in interactive entertainment systems. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, and frequently speaks at academic conferences and industry events. He is also a co-editor of "Games User Research" book, a compendium of insights from over 40 experts on UX research in games. His research and professional work is carried out in collaboration with companies spanning the industry. Pejman has worked on pre- and post-release evaluation of more than 25 commercial games including award-winning titles such as Crysis 2, PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist, and Weirdwood Manor. He also served as UX Research Director at Execution Labs (Montréal, Canada) from 2015 - 2017 and was a UX Researcher at Vertical Slice/Player Research (UK) from 2009 to 2013.



Amanda McEachern-Gaudet

Assistant Teaching Professor, Experiential Learning

Amanda McEachern-GaudetGrowing up Amanda McEachern Gaudet always wanted to make an impact in people's lives and believes she has found her calling as an educator where she can help her students reach their potential.  She joined FBIT in 2019 after spending 15 years in Supply Chain Management in the automotive and aerospace industries. She earned her BCom and MBA from UOIT. She currently sits on the Board for Compass Early Learning Centre.  When she is not in class, she can often be found running, riding her bike, in the gym, or cheering on her daughters in their many activities.  She is currently teaching Experiential learning (Internships and Capstone Projects).

 

 

 

Christine Miller

Internship and Capstone Coordinator, Experiential Learning

Christine Miller