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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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Khalil El-Khatib

Khalil El-Khatib


Director, Institute for Cyber Security and Resilient Systems

Information Security

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Business and Information Technology Building, Mezzanine - Room 4014
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 5390


Dr. Khalil El-Khatib was an Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario prior to joining Ontario Tech University in July 2006.

His research interests include:

  • Smart Communities for Smart Cities
  • Big data and security analytics
  • Security and privacy issues in wireless sensor network, mobile wireless ad hoc networks, and vehicular ad hoc networks,
  • Smart grid security,
  • Cloud computing,
  • Biometrics,
  • Ubiquitous computing environments,
  • E-health



  • Bachelor of Computer Science American University of Beirut
  • Master of Computer Science McGill University in Montreal, Quebec
  • PhD University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario