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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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photo of Dr. Emma Bartfay 2019

Emma Bartfay

Faculty of Health Sciences

Award-winning researcher and epidemiologist who with expertise on key public health issues (including COVID-19). Also advances dementia diagnosis and treatment options, and reducing caregiver burden.

  • PhD in Epidemiology University of Western Ontario 1998
  • MSc in Science University of Waterloo 1994
  • BSc in Science Brandon University 1990

A comparison of residential care facility and home care clients on dementia diagnosis in Ontario, Canada

Copenhagen, Denmark July 13, 2014

Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC)

Cognitive impairment and dementia diagnosis among institutional care facility residents in Ontario, Canada

Seoul, South Korea June 23, 2013

The 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Interactive and preferential learning approach for global health education

Oshawa, Ontario April 11, 2013

HLSC Annual Poster Day, Ontario Tech University

A comparison of cognitive function at dementia diagnoses among facility residents with or without pre-existing condition in Ontario, Canada

Florence, Italy March 6, 2013

The 11th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases (AD/PD 2013)

Impact of global economic crisis on the health and well-being of laid-off automobile industry workers in Durham, Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario October 21, 2012

Canadian Conference on Global Health, Canadian Society of International Health

The health and well-being of laid-off automobile industry workers in Durham, Ontario

Scotland, UK August 7, 2011

XIX IEA World Congress of Epidemiology, Edinburgh

Quality of life of family caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease patients

Toronto, Ontario March 26, 2011

26th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International

The effects of the global economic downturn on GM autoworkers psycho-social health in Ontario, Canada: A phenomenological study

Galway, Ireland August 4, 2010

31st World Conference on Stress & Anxiety Research, STAR 2010

A comparison of the effects of adult day programs on the quality of life of Alzheimer’s disease patients

Thessaloniki, Greece March 10, 2010

25th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International

Canadian Society of International Health

International Epidemiological Association