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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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Gabby Resch

Gabby Resch

Assistant Professor

Information Visualization

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5


Research topics

  • Data Visualization
  • Tangible and Embodied Interaction
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Geographic Visualization
  • Human-Centred Data Science
  • Critical Data Studies


Dr. Gabby Resch is an Assistant Professor whose research explores new methods for making sense of data as it moves between physical and digital worlds. Prior to joining Ontario Tech, he was a postdoctoral fellow with the Synaesthetic Media Lab at Ryerson University, where he carried out research on virtual reality games designed to enhance spatial cognition, augmented and virtual reality environments for motor learning, and immersive media for medical training. The latter work, an ongoing collaboration with researchers at Ryerson, Georgia Tech, University of Toronto, and Toronto General Hospital, was recently supported with a SSHRC Insight grant.

Dr. Resch received his PhD and Master's degrees in Information Science from the University of Toronto, where his doctoral research examined tangible and embodied approaches to data visualization. Over the years, he developed and taught a number of innovative visualization and interaction design courses at U of T. He also carried out numerous collaborations with institutional partners including Autodesk Research, the Ontario Science Centre, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. His current research focuses on tangible, AR, and VR contexts for data visualization, critical and human-centred approaches to data literacy, and immersive 3D media for spatial cognition and medical training.


  • PhD in Information Science University of Toronto, Canada
  • Master's in Information Science University of Toronto, Canada
  • BA in Political Science University of British Columbia, Canada