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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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Eric Villeneuve

Eric Villeneuve's headshot.Operations Engineer Mechanical


As a development and operations engineer at the ACE facility, Eric's responsibilities are broken into two categories; facility operations and developmental research. 

As an operations engineer, he is responsible for facility upkeep and leading client testing in ACE's environmental and vibrations labs. He has led and executed testing in the following sectors:


  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Sustainable Power Generation
  • Human Physiology & Performance

As a development engineer, his responsibilities are enhancing ACE's testing capabilities and pushing the envelope of existing testing techniques by conducting research in conjunction with the university and customers. Eric manages all the facility's testing and research in the field of meteorology and precipitation replication. Eric strives to better understand and replicate real-world precipitation using particle image velocimetry, high-speed imagery, and precipitation characterization.