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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Partnerships

Community Partnerships

Adler Institute of Professional Psychology
Projects: Alumni outreach, keynotes, and seminars
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Laffier

BMO,  Herjavec Group, TELUS, Sunlife
Description: Cybergirls Ambassador Program
Contact: Sheila Rhodes

Canadian Mental Health Association
Projects: Sseminars, advisory board
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Laffier

DCDSB, DDSB, KPRDSB, PVNCCDSB
Description: Cybergirls Ambassador Program
Contact: Sheila Rhodes

Description: Cybergirls Ambassador Program
Contact: Sheila Rhodes

Durham Region Social Services
Description: Knowledge mobilization and community collaborations
Contact: Dr. Ann LeSage

Ontario College of Teachers
Projects: Cconsulting and outreach for safe schools, mental health, inclusivity
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Laffier

Oshawa Senior Citizen Centra
Projects: Review of program development
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Laffier

Pine Ridge Math Association
ProjectsPromoting teacher and TC professional development in mathematics education
Contact(s): Dr. Ami Mamolo, Dr. Robyn-Ruutenberg-Rozen, Dr. Diane Tepylo

Teaching Partnerships

Ablities Centre (Whitby)
Description: Teacher candidates particpate and learng about accessibiltiy and inlcuson
Contact: Dr. Wency Barber

Blue Quills First Nations University
Description: Developing online language teaching programming
Contact: Dr. Allyson Eamer

Canadian Art Therapy Assoication
Description: Provide keynote speches and developing workshops
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Laffier

Canadian Safe Schools Network
Description: Program development and evaluation
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Laffier

College of Registered Therapists
Description: Keynote speeches, seminars, supervision for new therapist
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Laffier

DCDSB, DDSB, KPRDSB, PVNCCDSB,TDSB, TCDSB, YRDSB, YCDSB
Description:  Our wonderful boards who support our tecaher candidates in the B.Ed. program
Contact: Stepahnie Thompson and Ron McKelvey

Durham Regionnal Police Services
Description: Program development and evaluation
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Laffier

FNMIEAO, Math Knowledge Network, NASA
Description: Working together to develop curricula and offer programming to FNMI youth
Contact: Dr. Janette Hughes

INKSMITH
Description
Collaborating on a summer camp; partnering on curriculum writing
Contact: Dr. Janette Hughes

International Acaedmy of Law and Mental Health
Description: Community outreach through key note speeches and workshops
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Laffier

Mental Health Commission of Canada
Description: Program development and evaluation
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Laffier

Ontario Art Therapy Association
Description: Community outreach through key note speeches and workshops
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Laffier

Ontario College of Teachers Additional Course Developers
Description: FOLC model based AQ development
Contact: EiLab

Ontario Provincial Police
Description: Program development and evaluation
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Laffier

Ottawa Centre for Excellence in Child and Youth Mental Health
Description: Community outreach through key note speeches and workshops
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Laffier

RCMP
Description: Program development and evaluation
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Laffier

Teacher Mentors Abroad
Description: Supporting professional development opportunties for Dominican Reupblic teachers
Contact: Dr. Allyson Eamer and Dr. Robyn Ruttenberg-Rozen

Toronto Police Services
Description: Program development and evaluation
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Laffier

UNESP in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Description: Teaching in graduate program
Contact: Dr. Janette Hughes

University of France - Sous-Saleve
Description: International Exchange for teaching and learning - Language Learning -Sport and Recreation
Contact: Dr. Wendy Barber

Windreach Farm
Description: Developing accessible and Inclusive Recreation Therapy for individuals with special needs
Contact: Dr. Wendy Barber

Research Partnerships

Athabasca UniversityCape Peninsula University, Collaboritsi.com ,Doctoral NetKiev National Economics University,
Magdeburg-Stendal Univeristy of Applied SciencesNational University of Life and Environmental Science of Ukraine,
Rezekne Technological AcademyUniversity of MassechusettsUniversity College London & Tel Aviv University
Description: Digital skills and competences
Contact: EILab

Blue Quills First Nations University
Description: Developing online language teaching programming
Contact: Dr. Allyson Eamer

Bosie State University
Description: Provide keynote speches and developing workshops
Contact: Dr. Jia Li

Canadian Art Therapy Assoication
Description: Provide keynote speches and developing workshops
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Laffier

Canadian Association of Teacher Education
Description: Supporting polygraph about teacher education programs in Ontario
Contact: Dr. Diana Petrarca

CODE and Ministry of Education
Description: Science 3D through Maker Pedagogies
Contact: Dr. Janette Hughes

Education Univesity of Hong Kong
Description: A comparative multi-case study of Hong Kong and mainland Chinese university students’ self-regulated mobile-assisted vocabulary learning
Contact: Dr. Jia Li

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Description: Language and literacy development and interventions across curriculum for urban diverse adolescents in US and Canadian Indigenous youth
Contact: Dr. Jia Li

Human Development and Applied Psychology Dept. OISE/UT
Description: Technology-based vocabulary Intervention for Indigenous youth
Contact: Dr. Jia Li

Mount Saint Vincent, University of Winnipeg
Description: SSHRC grant with Alyson King (FSSH) on under-represented students in post secondary education
Contact: Dr. Allyson Eamer

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Description: Creativity and Creative Thinking Collaboration with 13 other countries
Contact: Dr. Janette Hughes, Dr. Jennifer Laffier, Dr. Diana Petarca 

Peterborough Northumberland Victoria, Clarington Catholic District School Board
Description: Conducting research, supporting the development of the Techology-Enhanced leadership plan,
Contact: Dr. Lorayne Robertson

State University of Pennsylvania
Description: Meta-analysis, literacy intervention for middle grades and university undergraduates
Contact: Dr. Jia Li

Technological University, Dublin, & Durham College
Description: Hosting the Higher Education in Transformation Symposia (HEIT). There have been 3 conferences that have alternated between Dublin (2015, 2018) and Oshawa (2016, 2020 upcoming).
Contact: Dr. Brian Campbell

Toronto District of School Board
Description: Two projects supporting new immigrant and refugee students’ language and literacy development
Contact: Dr. Jia Li

University College London & Tel Aviv University
Description: Early mathematics intervention for learners with autism (UCL Researcher-Helen Thouless) (Tel Aviv Researcher Esther Levenson)
Contact: Dr. Robyn Ruttenberg-Rozen

University of Alberta
Description: Technology-based vocabulary Intervention for Indigenous youth and technology supported academic vocabulary intervention for adolescents and youth
Contact: Dr. Jia Li

University of California, Berkeley
Description: Canadian culture langauge and film studies: Youth's perceptive
Contact: Dr. Jia Li

University of Helsinki
Description: Inquiry based learning through Makerspaces
Contact: Dr. Janette Hughes

University of Ottawa
Description: SSHRC grant on Making and Literacy
Contact: Dr. Janette Hughes

Western University & Chinese University of Hong Kong
Description: Multicultural education, and teachers' education across cultural and linguistic contexts
Contact: Dr. Jia Li and Dr. Roland van Oostveen

World Future Forum- Chicago
Description: International Research Fellow
Contact: Dr. Janette Hughes