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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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Environment Radiation Laboratory

Gain valuable hands-on experience while working in the Environmental Radiation Lab, where you will learn to use the same equipment currently being used in the nuclear industry. You will collect environmental samples during field trips and analyze them using gammaspectroscopy systems such as sodium iodide crystal and germanium crystal to determine the significant pathways of radionuclide from facilities to humans.

The lab is also equipped with advanced equipment, including liquid scintillation counters and stands as well as remotely monitored radiation protection devices for the detection and quantification of radioactivity. In your final lab class, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge by collecting samples and analyzing them quickly in the field while co-ordinating emergency response duties in the event of a radiological emergency.