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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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Mehdi Hossein-Nejad

Associate Dean, Academic Strategy

Associate Teaching Professor

Strategy and International Business

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Business and Information Technology Building - Room 4037
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 5375


Dr. Mehdi Hossein-Nejad received his PhD in Business Administration from Western University’s Ivey Business School. He also holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. His research interests include topics in competitive dynamics, organizational attention and behavioural strategy. He is particularly interested in examining how individual level factors (e.g. managerial cognition) influence competition and strategy. He has presented his research at international conferences.

Dr. Hossein-Nejad loves to teach and enjoys his time in the classroom. He uses a discussion-oriented and highly interactive teaching style and prefers the case-based teaching approach. He encourages his students to be active participants in class discussions and to develop creative solutions for business problems. He has written a case on the smartphone industry (available through Ivey Publishing) and is interested in writing more cases that cover important issues in strategic management and international business/management.