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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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Ellen Vogel, RD, FDC, PhD

IDRR ScientistEllen Vogel
Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences
Ontario Tech University


Dr. Ellen Vogel is an Associate Professor in the FHSc at Ontario Tech University. She completed an undergraduate degree in Foods and Nutrition from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg in 1975; a Master of Health Education degree from the University of Manitoba in 1985; and a PhD in Nutrition and Metabolism from the University of Alberta 2001. In 2003, she was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the Office of the Chief Scientist at Health Canada. She is a fellow with Dietitians of Canada; a past chair of the Dietitians of Canada's Board of Directors; and the recipient of numerous awards for leadership and innovation in dietetic practice. She is a founding faculty member at Ontario Tech, having arrived in 2002. In 2010, she was awarded a university-wide peer recognition award for teaching excellence. Since 2012, she contributed to projects at the CDPR, including the Ontario Tech University Mental Health and Wellness Study and a qualitative study exploring chiropractic interprofessional care and the Canadian Forces Health Services.

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