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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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Hossam Gaber

Hossam GaberHossam A.Gabbar is a Professor at Ontario Tech University, in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, and cross appointed in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. He has established the Energy Safety and Control Lab (ESCL), Smart Energy Systems Lab (SESL), and Advanced Plasma Engineering Lab (APEL). He is the recipient of the Senior Research Excellence Aware (2016), UOIT. He obtained his B.Sc. degree with first class of honor from the Alexandria University, and Ph.D. degree from Okayama University. He is leading national and international research in the areas of smart energy grids, nuclear-renewable hybrid energy systems, energy safety and control systems, smart energy-water-transportation infrastructures, and waste to energy using advanced plasma technologies. He joined Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) [2001-2004]. He joined Okayama University (Japan) as a tenured Associate Professor, in the Division of Industrial Innovation Sciences [2004-2008]. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto [2007]. He has more than 220 publications, including patents, books / chapters, journal and conference papers.