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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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Tosan Atele-Williams

Academic Associate

Networking and Information Technology

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5


Research topics

  • Trust Systems HCI
  • Privacy and Security
  • HCI
  • UX
  • Computational Trust
  • Bigdata and ML/AI

Areas of expertise

  • Information Technology
  • Big Data


Tosan Atele-Williams is a computational trust scientist and an academic associate in the faculty of business and IT at Ontario Tech University. He holds a master’s degree in information technology security (MITS) from Ontario Tech University. 

Tosan completed his Ph.D. in 2021 at Ontario Tech University, with his thesis focusing on using trust mechanisms for information verification in online media. He has a couple of publications; submissions and he is currently working on a couple more. Tosan is the co-founder of the Trust Consortium, an organization whose focus is on providing trust-based datasets and analytics for research. His research areas include:

  • Privacy and Security
  • HCI
  • UX
  • Computational Trust
  • Bigdata and ML\AI


  • PhD Ontario Tech University, Canada
  • Master of Information Technology Security Ontario Tech University, Canada

Courses taught

Tosan has teaching experience in the following courses.

  • Advanced Communication Networks
  • Computer Architecture
  • Secure Software Systems
  • Biometrics/Access Control and Smart Card Technology 
  • Information Systems
  • Trust Systems
  • Security Policies and Risk Management