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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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Victor Mazzuocco

B.Eng

Research and Development Engineer

Victor designs and builds concepts that meet clients’ testing needs. His day-to-day work includes collaborating with our clients to assist in the development of their ideas and designing any fixtures that are required for the clients to receive their solution.

From basic fixturing to designing balances, he ensures clients’ ideas become a reality in wind-tunnel testing. He also operates manual and computer numerical control (CNC) machines to help create clients’ visions.

Victor worked as an Engineering and Operations Intern at ACE during his undergraduate studies in Automotive Engineering at Ontario Tech. Before returning to ACE, he worked at General Motors for two years as a Development Engineer testing pre-production vehicle programs.