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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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Frank Carnevale

Picture of Frank CarnevaleFrank Carnevale has more than 25 years of experience leading growth strategies and outcomes in customer-centric, data-driven solutions related to real estate technology platforms (“proptech”), as well as technology innovations in environmental sustainability and climate-change mitigation (“cleantech”), utilities, and energy. As a serial entrepreneur, he has originated energy transactions worth more than $3 billion.

Frank is Managing Director, Growth for BHC Canada, a leading systems integrator for utilities and municipalities. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cleantech Power Corp., which develops affordable, renewable and reliable power assets and cleantech. He was also previously Chief Operating Officer and later Chief Growth Officer at Universal PropTech Inc., which specializes in proptech innovation, integration and continuous services for Canadian building developers, owners and operators. He was also Founder, President and CEO of a boutique consulting, advisory and merchant banking firm that specialized in business development strategies and the execution of sustainability, energy and infrastructure solutions.

From 2022 to 2023, Frank served on the Board of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, and as an Executive Board Member of the Energy Council of Canada from 2017 to 2019. He is a former member of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, and Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow. He has served as Chair of the Community Development Working Group, and as a member of the Council for Clean and Reliable Electricity. He has also held board positions with the Ontario Energy Association and Rethink Sustainability Initiatives.

 Frank graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.