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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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Institute for Cybersecurity and Resilient Systems

The Institute for Cybersecurity and Resilient Systems is addressing growing cybersecurity concerns and taking action to prevent, educate and protect corporations and individuals from cybersecurity risks. The Institute is a multi-disciplinary centre for research and innovation in cybersecurity and creates a focal point within Ontario Tech for research, teaching, and outreach in the field of cybersecurity protection.

The focus of the Institute is to examine issues surrounding the use and protection of emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, 5G networks, Autonomous Vehicles, and Blockchain in both public and private sectors.

Institute mission and objectives
  •         Serve as a research and innovation hub, bringing together a community of researchers, industry, and policy makers who are interested in understanding and improving the business, technology, and social interactions related to cybersecurity.
  •         Develop job-ready graduates and upskill professionals in networking and IT security.
  •         Build and foster national and international research partnerships with institutions and organizations engaged in cybersecurity research.

The Institute enables the following opportunities:

  •         Address multi-disciplinary challenges in cybersecurity and provide impactful solutions to society.
  •         Attract and develop highly talented graduates in cybersecurity.
  •         Promote diversity in the cybersecurity field.
  •         Provide more talent engagement and research opportunities for partners.
  •         Increase the value of support and research grants available by leveraging partnerships.
  •         Offer continuous learning and outreach programming for all ages.  
    • Reskilling/upskilling -— certificate, micro-credential programs, and public seminar offering. 
    • Children and youth educational outreach and development; i.e.: Cyber Girls Ambassador Program and Cybersecurity                  Ambassador Program.