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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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Joseph Krasman

Associate Professor

Organizational Behaviour and HR

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Business and Information Technology Building - Room 3046
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 3800

Dr. Joe Krasman is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology at Ontario Tech University.  He earned his BCom, MBA, and PhD from the Schulich School of Business at York University.  His areas of specialization are Management, Organizational Behaviour, and Human Resources. 

Dr. Krasman’s research has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals including Personnel Review, Leadership and Organization Development Journal, and Journal of Occupational Psychology.  His research has won Best Paper Awards from the Midwest Academy of Management and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada.  He has also been nominated for the Student Choice Teaching Award at Ontario Tech. 

Dr. Krasman is the former Vice-Chair of the Research Ethics Board at Ontario Tech.  He is also a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association.      

“People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself.  But the self is not something one finds; it is something one creates.”  (Szasz, 1973)