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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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Dr. Clement Bowman

Dr. Clement Bowman

Doctor of Science, honoris causa

We are proud to confer upon Dr. Clement Bowman the honorary degree of Doctor of Science for visionary leadership within the energy sector and his commitment to a national strategy for a low carbon footprint in Canada.

Dr. Bowman began his long and distinguished career in the energy industry with Imperial Oil Limited. He moved on to become the Chair of the Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority where he was responsible for initiating a project which revolutionized the oil sands industry and brought considerable wealth to Alberta and Canada. His career highlights include being Chair of the Alberta Government’s Technology and Research Advisory Committee, President of the Alberta Research Council, and Vice-President responsible for the Research Centre at Esso Petroleum Canada in Sarnia, Ontario.

His work led to the successful commercialization of new technologies and significant improvements in the practices of technology-intensive organizations. He has recently co-authored a book, which outlines a number of priorities Canada should follow this century to become a sustainable energy superpower.

Dr. Bowman has received a number of awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal, Member of the Order of Canada and the Laureate of the Global Energy International Prize.