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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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Radiation Protection and Scientific Instrumentation Laboratories

The Radiation Protection Laboratory features Geiger counters and gamma-ray spectrometers designed to measure radiation and determine the properties of alpha, beta and gamma radiation. You will be introduced to field survey meters and alpha-beta swipe counters to help you become familiar with the measuring techniques of ambient gamma radiation and to monitor contamination. You will also have access to a variety of radioactive sources used in teaching labs and research.

Student labs are conducted in the Scientific Instrumentation Lab where you learn how to analyze data acquired using various technologies such as strain gauges and thermocouples. Using a data acquisition device that interfaces with Labview (a powerful software package that allows rapid development and testing of measurement instrumentation in industrial and laboratory settings), you learn how to employ various signal conditioning methodologies in order to manipulate the inputs as needed. You will also learn the basics of filter design by creating your own high frequency bypass filter.