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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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Aleisha Adeboyejo, HBSc, DC, MHSc (candidate)

  • Program of study: Master of Health Sciences - Community, Public and Population HealthAleisha Adeboyejo
  • Institution: Ontario Tech University 
  • Project title: The associations between low back pain, fatigue, and physical function in community-dwelling Danish citizens over 75 years of age: A cross-sectional study. The prevalence of mobility-related fatigue in older adults: a systematic review
  • Project background: The global population is ageing and although individuals are living longer, older adults are at increased risk for functional decline. Many factors have been associated with functional decline in older adults, including low back pain (LBP) and fatigue. However, no current studies have investigated the associations between LBP, fatigue, and physical performance in community-dwelling older adults
  • Project objectives: To evaluate if LBP and fatigue are associated with decreased physical performance outcome measures, in a cohort of community-dwelling older adults
  • Collaborators: University of Southern Denmark, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
  • Supervisor:
    • Pierre Côté DC, PhD (Ontario Tech University)