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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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Research Chairs

Canada Research Chair in Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation

The Canada Research Chair program stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development. In 2000, the Government of Canada created a permanent program to establish 2,000 research professorships—Canada Research Chairs—in eligible degree-granting institutions across the country.​
 
The Canada Research Chairs program invests approximately $265 million per year to attract and retain some of the world's most accomplished and promising minds.
 
Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences. They improve our depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen Canada's international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of highly skilled people through student supervision, teaching, and the coordination of other researchers' work.

The Canada Research Chairs Program is committed to excellence in research and research training, and to ensuring equal access to opportunities for all qualified candidates. The goals of excellence and equity are both compatible and mutually supporting. Sound equity practices ensure the Chairs program accesses the largest possible pool of qualified candidates, without affecting the integrity of the program’s selection process. The Chairs program is committed to the federal government’s policies on non-discrimination and employment equity.
 
The Chairs Secretariat works collaboratively with institutions to identify and share strategies and practices that respect the spirit of openness, transparency and equity of the program.

Dr. Pierre Côté


Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation Research Chair in Knowledge Translation

Carolina Cancelliere, DC, PhD, is a clinical epidemiologist with experience as a clinician and researcher. She graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (2004) and practiced for 10 years in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. 

She completed her Masters of Public Health degree at Lakehead University (2011). Upon completion, she led a large international research collaboration, which investigated the prognosis and management of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI)/concussion in adults, children, athletes, and the military. This collaboration led to the publication of 13 systematic reviews and informed the Guidelines for Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent systems: Second Edition, 2013. She earned a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research from the University of Toronto (2017) (CIHR Doctoral Award 2013-2016), supervised by J. David Cassidy, PhD, DrMedSc, where she investigated the incidence and prognosis of post-traumatic headache in adults. During the program, she completed a research practicum at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), investigating the epidemiology of MTBI visits to emergency departments in the U.S. 

Carolina Cancelliere was a Mitacs-funded postdoctoral fellow at Ontario Tech University (OnTechU). Supervised by Pierre Côté, DC, PhD, her postdoctoral work focused on developing and implementing an evidence-based care pathway for chiropractors managing spinal pain in the Canadian Armed Forces. She has also been a board director of the OCA from 2009-2018 and served as chair of the research committee, chair of the finance and audit committee, treasurer, and vice-chair of the board. 

Carolina Cancelliere carries out her work at the CCGI as CCRF Research Chair of Knowledge Translation in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ontario Tech University.

DR. CAROL CANCELLIERE