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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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William Thurber

William Thurber

Associate Teaching Professor


Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Business and Information Technology Building - Room 2022
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 5358


Will Thurber joined the Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) in 2009.  Prior to his academic career he worked in the private sector as an entrepreneur and served on national trade associations where he led a national anti-impaired driving partnership between private industry and the federal government. Active on and off campus, he currently serves on the Board of the Oshawa Kicks Soccer Club.   When he is not in class, he can often be found riding his bike on the many trails in Oshawa or in his seat at Scotia Bank Centre cheering for the Toronto Raptors.


  • Master of Business Administration Clarkson University
  • Bachelor of Arts Eisenhower College