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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Applying CASL to University Activities

Applying CASL at the University involves determining which activities are core the University's mandate and which are not.   The following are examples of common activities at the University that identify when CASL may or may not apply.  These examples are intended to to help users determine whether or not CASL applies to the kind of activity being considered.

Remember, even if CASL does apply to your message, you may still be able to send it if you have consent or if your message fits into one of the exemptions.  If you determine that CASL does apply to your message,  please follow the instructions located on the How to Comply with CASL in order to send your message.

If you have any questions regarding the application of CASL to your activities, please contact the Policy and Compliance Advisor at policy@ontariotechu.ca or extension 6705. 

  • Communication with Students

    CASL DOES NOT APPLY

    CASL DOES APPLY

    • Recruiting students for University-run programs and courses;
    • Messages relating to student applications, admissions, and registration processes to University-run programs and courses;
    • Providing information on University related administrative matters (e.g. closures, schedules, policies, course activity, exams);
    • Communicating with students for course or teaching purposes;
    • Promoting the purchase of products, goods or services offered by the University that are closely connected to the core activities of the University (e.g. course materials, student residences, parking);
    • Promoting events closely connected to core activities of the University (e.g. career fairs, student life events, UOIT international opportunities, student art exhibits, research workshops);
    • Collecting information from current or prospective students for statistical or service improvement purposes.
    • Promoting non-University run activities or programs to students (e.g. independent LSAT prep courses, continuing education courses);
    • Promoting the purchase of products or services that do not have a close connection to the core activities of the University (e.g. branded merchandise in the bookstore, tickets to off-campus events and concerts).
  • Communication with Faculty and Staff

    CASL DOES NOT APPLY

    CASL DOES APPLY

    • Recruiting faculty and staff to the University;
    • Informing faculty and staff about the activities of the University closely connected to their employment (e.g. pension and benefit information, training and information sessions, University-wide meetings);
    • Collecting information from faculty and staff for statistical or service improvement purposes.
    •  Promoting non-University activities or services to faculty and staff (e.g. professional sporting events, discount travel);
  • Alumni and Development Communications

    CASL DOES NOT APPLY

    CASL DOES APPLY

    • Communicating news about the University to Alumni;
    • Communicating with Alumni for the purposes of fundraising for the University;
    • Collecting information from alumni for statistical or service improvement purposes;
    • Communicating with community stakeholders and general public for the purposes of fundraising for the University.
    • Promoting third party products or services (e.g. insurance or credit card loyalty programs).
  • Communication about Research

    CASL DOES NOT APPLY

    CASL DOES APPLY

    • Recruiting research subjects and collecting research data (for University authorized research studies);
    • Communicating news and information about research activities, publications, conferences and updates.
    • Communicating with third parties about licensing opportunities of researcher’s and UOIT’s intellectual property;