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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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A portrait of Dr. Pierre Cote

Pierre Côté

Canada Research Chair in Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation


Faculty of Health Sciences

International musculoskeletal expert developing evidence-based interventions to reduce the burden of long-term disability

English, French

Eurospine Conference

Dublin, Ireland February 24, 2014

Eurospine Conference

National Model of Care for Low Back Pain Session

Toronto, Canada March 28, 2014

National Model of Care for Low Back Pain Session

Eurospine Task Force on Research

Geneva, Switzerland May 1, 2014

Eurospine Task Force on Research

World Health Assembly

Geneva, Switzerland May 19, 2014

World Health Organization

4th Annual Strategic Research Retreat

Oshawa, Ontario May 8, 2014

Ontario Tech University - Faculty of Health Sciences