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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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Theresa Miedema

Theresa Miedema

Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs

Associate Teaching Professor

Business Law and Ethics

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Business and Information Technology Building - Room 3006
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 5398

theresa.miedema@ontariotechu.ca


Background

Dr. Theresa Miedema teaches business law and ethics. She has a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) degree from the University of Toronto, where her research focused on law and international development. She also has extensive legal experience in the regulation of the information communications technology (ICT) sector. She has advised clients on the law and policy governing the Canadian ICT sector, and has participated in capacity-building initiatives in this sector at the international level. She has contributed to the ICT Regulation Toolkit as Editor and as an author (including co-author of the Toolkit’s pilot module on Licensing). She has also written about dispute resolution in the ICT sector. She loves teaching undergraduate students and is committed to exploring the use of technology to enhance students’ learning experiences.