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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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Manufacturing and Materials and Mechanics of Solids and Structures

Manufacturing engineering focuses on the processes, methods and technologies involved in manufacturing and their applications. Research advances in manufacturing focus on improving the operations involved in manufacturing goods. Faculty research is focusing on manufacturing and materials and mechanics of solids and structures.

The needs of industry in these areas are great, especially given the wide range of manufacturing in Canada and the world. Some of the Faculty's research activities in these fields include the development of advanced cellular materials and processes for their manufacture, as well as substitutes for biological materials such as bone and wood. The use of intelligent robots to assist in manufacturing is also of interest. Furthermore, faculty interests include lean, flexible and high-performance manufacturing systems, and computer-integrated manufacturing.

In mechanics of solids this research includes the characterization and analysis of materials and structures for mechanical and automotive applications. Investigations are planned into the vibrations and buckling of structures, thermal stresses, creep and plasticity. Computational mechanics research is being applied to devices.

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