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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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Roger Thompson

Headshot of governor, Roger ThompsonRoger Thompson is co-founder of Thompitelli Inc., an evidence-based advisory firm for businesses that generate revenues between $50 million and $500 million.

Currently pursuing a leadership-focused doctorate, he's a master’s-level strategic instructor, certified teacher, and has lectured at universities for more than 10 years. Previously, his roles at FirstService Corp. included Vice-President, Strategy and Effectiveness; President, Property Management; and Vice-President, Operations and Leadership Development. He holds degrees from Western University in London, Ontario, and the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

With ties to Ontario Tech University since 2016, he's a Governor, a Lieutenant Governor in Council appointee, Vice-Chair of Finance and Risk, and an active supporter of the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks varsity athletics teams. His children also attend Ontario Tech’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math)-based summer camps.