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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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Randy Burnet

Randy Burnet, Electrical/controls engineering lead

BSc (Eng), PEng
Electrical/Controls Engineering Lead


Prior to joining ACE, Randy was employed at General Motors (GM) of Canada's car and truck assembly plants in Oshawa, Ontario. During his 23 years with GM, his responsibilities included:

  • Implementing networks and error-proofing devices during the launch of the Chevrolet Camaro.
  • Leading a team of engineers and designers to continuously improve North America's first three-shift automotive assembly process.
  • Specifying and installing robotic cells.
  • Co-ordinating the activities of electricians, millwrights, welders, pipe fitters and industrial mechanics.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.