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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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Bobby Stojanoski, PhD

IDRR Social Scientist
Assistant Professor, General Psychology
Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
Ontario Tech University
bobby.stojanoski@ontariotechu.ca

 

Dr. Bobby Stojanoski is a cognitive neuroscientist and Assistant Professor in the FSSH at Ontario Tech University. He is also an Adjunct Research Faculty in the Department of Psychology at Western University. Dr. Stojanoski received his PhD cognitive neuroscience from the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto. Following that, Dr. Stojanoski completed two postdoctoral fellowships at Western University, the first, examining the neural mechanisms underlying visual short-term memory and the second, examining the role of different life-style factors (e.g., sleep) on higher-level cognition across the adult life-span. Dr. Stojanoski has also conducted research identifying residual cognitive abilities in patients diagnosed with disorders of consciousness, are behaviourally unresponsive. Building on this work, Dr. Stojanoski’s research program currently focuses on examining lifestyle influences, with a particular emphasis on sleep on brain, social and cognitive development in normative and clinical pediatric populations, specifically children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism. Dr. Stojanoski has used various neuroimaging techniques, including fMRI, EEG and fNIRS, to examine changes in brain function that coincide with sleep, cognitive (i.e., executive function) and social cognitive (i.e., theory of mind) development. Central to Dr. Stojanoski’s research program is using digital and web-based tools and has recently designed an age-appropriate online cognitive battery for evaluating cognition in children and adolescence. Dr. Stojanoski has recently been awarded an NSERC Discovery Grant, a BrainsCAN grant (a competitive grant provided as part of Western University's Canada First Research Excellence Fund) and an SSHRC Explore grant, as well as establishing a network of national and international collaborators to develop his research program. Dr. Stojanoski has published 24 peer-reviewed articles (with 6 additional papers under review) in high-quality psychology, and cognitive neuroscience journals such as Human Brain Mapping, Neuropsychologia, Sleep, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Moreover, Dr. Stojanoski’s research has garnered considerable media attention where it has been featured in national and international magazines, and I have given more than 25 radio and television interviews across Canada.

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