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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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Stephanie Chow

Stephanie ChowStephanie Chow is an alumna of Ontario Tech University. She enrolled at the university in 2004—only one year after it opened— and received her Bachelor of Commerce in 2008.

Her career includes extensive experience in the areas of financial reporting, accounting, governance and internal control processes. As Manager of Finance at The International Group, she prepares and leads the consolidated financial statement and pension audits; analyzes month-end financial reports; and ensures compliance with Canadian and U.S. tax filings. Previously she worked as Audit Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC).

During her university studies she held a Research Assistant position, where she investigated issues related to the acquisition, storage and consent of personal health information. She also volunteered as:

  • Member of the Faculty of Business and Information Technology 2008 Dean Search Committee
  • Ontario Tech Student Ambassador (September 2004 to April 2008)
  • Student Session and Web Co-Chair of Privacy Security Trust (2006)

She has also held volunteer roles in the areas of:

  • Student coaching (Future Possibilities for Kids)
  • Building and empowering community leadership by promoting corporate social responsibility (PwC Canada Foundation)
  • Business advising for grade 10 to 12 students interested in launching their own startups (Junior Achievement Company Program)
  • Organizing corporate fundraising events (PwC Big Bike team in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation)