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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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Simone Lee Hubers

Simone Lee HubersSimone is the founder of Learning Curve, a computer training and consulting firm. For over 30 years, she has delivered hands-on training to thousands of individuals at universities and colleges, and to a wide range of business industries. She is an engaging and talented instructor, experienced in teaching computer software from introductory to advanced levels. Simone specializes in Microsoft Office applications. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and focuses on helping her students to build efficiencies in their work. Students describe her as energetic, enthusiastic and easy to understand.

A graduate of University of Toronto, B.A. (Hons.), she enjoys volunteering on the Board of Directors of Commons Coffee and Catering, a not-for-profit organization which partners with adults of differing abilities to assist them in gaining work experience and be included in their community. A long-time volunteer with Autism Ontario York Region, Simone was President of the Chapter Leadership Council from 2008-2010.