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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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Warren Karlson

Warren Karlson, Mechanical development/operations engineer

MEng, PEng, MBA
Senior Engineering Manager


Before joining ACE, Warren worked for General Motors (GM) of Canada at the Canadian Regional Engineering Centre in Oshawa, Ontario. During his nine years with GM, his responsibilities included:

  • Managing the component design process for a variety of automotive parts such as side doors, hoods and lift-gates.
  • Managing the validation process for exterior and suspension components.
  • Providing material and fastener support for future product design and current production issues.
  • Testing mechanical, material and metallurgical characteristics of suspect production parts.

His degrees include:

  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Business Administration

He is also a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.