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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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Melissa MacMillan (Corso), BSc, MSc, DC, FRCCSS(C), PhD (candidate)

  • Program of study: PhD Community, Public and Population HealthMelissa Corso
  • Institution: Ontario Tech University
  • Project title: The impact of methodological shortcuts on rapid review conclusions in musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Project background: Rapid reviews are increasingly being used by health policy and decision-makers to develop health and policy programs. In order to reduce the timeframe to completion, rapid reviews use shortcuts from traditional systematic review methods. Few studies are available to demonstrate the impact these shortcuts have on rapid review steps and overall review conclusions. Those that exist have inconsistent findings and the impact of shortcuts may vary based on the topic of the review.
  • Project objectives: The objective of this project is to investigate the impact of rapid review shortcuts on the outcomes of rapid review steps and conclusions of rapid reviews compared to systematic reviews in musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
  • Supervisor: 
    • Pierre Côté DC, PhD (Ontario Tech University)
  • Committee Members:
    • Stefano Negrini, MD (University “La Statale”, Milan (Italy)
    • Andrea Tricco MSc, PhD (University of Toronto)​​ 
    • Ginny Brunton RN, PhD (Ontario Tech University)