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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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Ashfakuddin Rubel

Ashfakuddin Rubel

Associate Teaching Professor


Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Business and Information Technology Building - Room 2024
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 6529

Research topics

  • development economics
  • environmental economics
  • applied microeconomics (focus on gender, women empowerment)


Ashfakuddin Rubel has been an Associate Teaching Professor with the Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) at Ontario Tech University since 2013. He has a PhD in Economics from York University, specializing in development and environmental economics. His dissertation research consists of three papers: one is a theoretical piece in the field of environment economics, and two are empirical pieces in the field of development economics.

He has taught different undergraduate courses ranging from first- to fourth-year level at Schulich School of Business, York University and University of Guelph-Humber as a part-time lecturer. He also taught economics in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Schulich School of Business. He is also interested in teaching courses related to development economics, natural resource and environmental economics, and any other applied microeconomics courses that can link theory with the real world.