Skip to main content
COVID-19 information and screening Learn how we’re keeping our campus community safe, healthy and engaged during our gradual return to campus.
Note: The university’s mandatory vaccine directive is now in effect. Learn more about vaccine requirements.
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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Past Graduate Students

Andrew Reynolds

BHSc, MHSc

Andrew Reynolds successfully defended her thesis titled: "Is Non-Medical Use of Prescription Sedatives and Sleeping Pills Associated with Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety and Stress in Undergraduate University Students?" on August 20, 2018 under the supervision of Dr. Pierre Côté. 

Chelsea D'Silva

BHSc, MHSc

Chelsea D’Silva successfully defended her thesis titled: "Developing and Evaluating Test-Retest Reliability of the SLUMP Questionnaire for Assessing Musculoskeletal Pain and Laptop Use in Students" on June 10th, 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Pierre Côté. 

Keshini Moodley

BSc (Hons), MHSc 

Keshini Moodley completed a Honours Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto followed by a Master of Health Science degree in Community Health at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology under the supervision of Dr. Pierre Côté. Keshini aims to study the effectiveness of web-based learning tools to educate automobile insurance claims adjusters on the clinical practice guideline for the management of neck pain and associated disorders.

Leslie Verville

BHSc, MHSc 

Leslie Verville successfully defended her thesis titled: "Development of a new technology-based learning tool to promote the uptake of clinical practice guidelines on the management of neck pain in chiropractic teaching faculty" on November 20, 2018 under the supervision of Dr. Pierre Côté. 

Mana Rezai

DC, MHSc, PhD

Mana Rezai successfully defended her thesis titled: "The Association between Work Ability and Return to Work (RTW)" on February 8th, 2018 under the supervision of Dr. Pierre Côté. 

Michael Short
BHSc, MHSc

Michael Short successfully defended his thesis titled: "The Association between Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Anxiety among Undergraduate Students in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of Education and the Ontario Tech University" in 2020 under the supervision of Dr. Pierre Côté.

Nancy Fynn- Sackey

BHSc, MHSc

Nancy Fynn-Sackey successfully defended her thesis titled: "Investigating the association between sleep quality and depressive symptomatology in post-secondary students" on August 12, 2019 under the supervision of Drs. Pierre Côté and Efrosini Papaconstantinou. 

Nathan Rodricks

BSc, MHSc

Nathan Rodricks successfully defended his thesis titled: "Is Post-Collision Disability Associated with Early Recovery from Whiplash-associated Disorders?" in 2017 under the supervision of Dr. Pierre Côté. 

Rachel Goldgrub

BHSc, MHSc

Rachel Goldgrub successfully defended her thesis titled: "Is multimodal care effective for the management of patients with soft-tissue injuries of the shoulder? A systematic review of the literature" on June 12th, 2015 under Dr. Côté's supervision. 

Sharli-Ann Esson

BSc, MHSc

Sharli-Ann Esson successfully defended her thesis titled: "How do persons living with lower back pain experience disability in their daily lives? A qualitative study. " on November 20th, 2017 under the supervision of Dr. Pierre Côté. 

Tara (Nayantara) Hattangadi

BHSc, MHSc

Nayantara Hattangadi successfully defended her thesis titled: "Do university students who experience food insecurity report psychological distress?" on August 8th, 2018 under the supervision of Dr. Pierre Côté.