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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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GCIR-0200 Briefing Materials: Issues


Briefing materials provide background information on issues, and recommendations for institutional policy. They include briefing notes, and any supporting documents or information required to understand the briefing notes. This record series is for significant briefing notes on issues of concern to the University, including government initiatives, strategic issues or issues the University is lobbying. 

Excludes GCIR-0210 Briefing Materials: Individuals and Organizations

Retention Trigger




Responsible Unit(s)

External Relations



Records System

Shared Drive


Lobbyists Registration Act, 1998, SO 1998, c 27, Sch
Lobbying Act, RSC 1985, c 44 (4th Supp)
Lobbyists Registration Regulations, SOR/2008-116

Record Authority

VP External Relations


Archival review

Records Arising from Activity

Briefing notes; Associated materials

Retention Rationale

Very long term horizons, issues may be ongoing 30 years from now. Briefing materials will provide a historical record of institutional positions on issues over time.

Personal Information


Vital Record



Medium/High; Long term Retention