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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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Brent MacRae

Brent MacRae

Undergraduate Program Director - IT

Associate Teaching Professor

Networking and IT Security

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Software and Informatics Research Centre (SIRC) - Room 4387
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 2681


Brent MacRae is a Networking Associate Teaching Professor in the Bachelor of Information Technology (IT) program at Ontario Tech University. He is also responsible for managing the university's Networking Lab. He has a comprehensive background in both networking and IT security. He acquired a Master of Science in Computer Science from Ontario Tech University in 2016, and a Bachelor of IT in 2013. He obtained his Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification and is currently working toward several other networking and security-focused certifications. He has multiple publications in the area of user authentication and human-factors, and is active in the research community.