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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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Welcome to the annual CUPA conference, hosted virtually by Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, Ontario. 

June 21 Day 1
9:00am-9:15am Welcome and Conference Kick Off
Dr. Steven A. Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor Ontario Tech University
9:15am-10:45am Session 1 - Panel Discussion
Tech with a Conscience: Human Centered AI and Ethical Elements of Data Visualization and Machine Learning
10:45am-11:00am Break
11:00am-11:45am Session 2 – Unpacking Retention and Graduation Student Success
11:45am-12:30pm Session 3 – Noncognitive Skills & Traits Data in Student-level Predictive Analytics
June 22 Day 2
9:00am-9:15am Opening Remarks from Dr. Lori Livingston, Provost, Ontario Tech University
9:15am-10:45am Session 1 - Panel Discussion
COVID Disruptors - Importance of Planning and Data in Unknown Times
10:45am-11:00am Break
11:00am-12:00pm Session 2 – Higher Education Disrupted
12:00pm-12:15pm Conference Wrap Up