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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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Luke Durst

Luke DurstP.Eng

Test Engineer

Luke is a test engineer with ACE, specializing in electronics and control systems. His day-to-day work includes ensuring our facilities are operational for our clients, working together with our clients to develop and execute test plans, and leading the electrical efforts for the moving ground plane project.

At ACE, he is interested in supporting the development of autonomous and electric vehicles. He is also an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Before joining ACE, Luke worked with Ontario Power Generation as an electrical design engineer in power distribution and generation equipment. He completed his Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering degree with Queen’s University in 2013.