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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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Bob Baker, MBA

Robert/Bob BakerWith 30-years plus of experience in the broader public sector, Bob Baker’s expertise spans leadership, organizational improvement and team building. He is an experienced third sector CEO and senior executive, working at national charities as well as in healthcare and in higher education. Bob has extensive hands-on experience in designing and implementing integrated strategies, building brand and reputation, generating revenue streams, and moving decisions forward. He has also provided executive leadership to three mergers of charitable organizations and is now an expert advisor on such transactions. An experienced facilitator and instructor, Bob teaches operations management and board governance at Ontario Tech University in addition to delivering workshops at major conferences. Bob is currently the Vice President of Philanthropy at Habitat for Humanity Canada and the Managing Director of The Baker Group Inc., a firm that provides leadership and strategic advice to third sector organizations. He is a graduate of the MBA program at the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University and has a BA in Communication Studies from the University of Windsor. He also completed the Masters Certificate in Public Sector Management at Ontario Tech University as well as the Not-for-Profit Governance Essentials Program offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors and Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.