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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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Efrosini Papaconstantinou, RN, PhD

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Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences
Ontario Tech University

Dr. Efrosini Papaconstantinou is an Associate Professor at Ontario Tech University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Nursing. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and a Master of Science (Clinical Health Sciences) degree from McMaster University, and a PhD (Nursing Science) from the University of Toronto. Papaconstantinou has distinguished herself as a unique nurse educator and researcher whose research has made important contributions to describing and improving sleep and health outcomes for various populations. Her program of research focuses on three overarching themes: 1) Sleep in Children (with various acute and chronic conditions and Neurodevelopmental disorders [NDD]); 2) Sleep and Mental Health (specifically depressive and anxiety symptomatology); and 3) Sleep and health-related behaviours (e.g., physical activity and eating behaviours). She is one of the very few nurse researchers in Canada to use actigraphy, an objective measure of sleep/wake patterns. She was the recipient of the highly competitive SickKids Foundation Research Fellowship Award and the CIHR Team Research and Training Program: Sleep and Biological Rhythms.

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