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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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Mr. Lorne Trottier

Mr. Lorne Trottier

Doctor of Science, honoris causa

We are proud to confer upon Mr. Lorne Trottier the honorary degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa for his dedication as a philanthropist, entrepreneur, innovator and visionary who has forged new paths toward and financially supported the development of safe, clean and reliable energy in Canada.

Mr. Trottier is the Co-Founder of Matrox, a Dorval, Quebec-based company known for its innovative computer graphics, video and imaging products. He is President of the Board of the Montreal Science Centre Foundation, a member of the Advisory Boards of the Faculties of Science and Engineering of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and a treasurer of the United States-based National Center for Science Education.

He established the Trottier Family Foundation to support science and technology education, public health care and third-world economic development. His vision has led to a partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation and the Canadian Academy of Engineering to create the Trottier Energy Futures project. He envisions a future with a cleaner environment in which Canada is seen as a leader in innovative clean-energy solutions. Mr. Trottier was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2007. He was promoted to Officer of the Order of Canada in 2017.