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.
A minor consisting of 24 credit hours is available in Computational Science. The new discipline of computational science has emerged primarily over the past decade as a third methodology for carrying out scientific investigations, alongside the traditional approaches of theory and experiment.
Computational science combines the application of numerical methods, mathematical models, and computer algorithms, with knowledge in a particular discipline to study problems that are intractable or difficult to study using conventional approaches. Examples include the study of stock market collapses, the evolution of interstellar galaxies, and the molecular-level properties of nanomaterials.
Computational science seeks to gain insight through the development and implementation of mathematical models of phenomena by means of their computer simulation. Visualization of the results of such simulations is a key ingredient in the methodology. This minor may be combined with any of the university’s science degree programs. Students with this minor can expect to enhance their opportunities in the marketplace. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in the following courses is required to successfully complete this minor program.