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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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Khalil El-Khatib

Khalil El-Khatib


Associate Dean

Networking and IT Security
Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Dr. Khalil El-Khatib is director of Ontario Tech’s Institute for Cyber Security and Resilient Systems. His research and expertise can be applied to provide an important integration for the resilience and security of energy systems. His research interests include smart communities and cities; big data and security analytics and smart grid security among others.

English, Arabic, French

  • PhD University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Master of Computer Science McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
  • Bachelor of Computer Science American University of Beirut, Lebanon