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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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RES-1130 Intellectual Property: Commercialization


Consists of records documenting efforts to commercialize technologies developed in research conducted at the University. Includes tracking sheet, significant correspondence, significant drafts of agreements (including non-disclosure, confidentiality, memorandum of understanding, option or license agreements), and tracking of any revenue resulting from commercialization. 

Final executed agreements created by this process are subject to: CMP-0300 Contracts and Agreements

Retention Trigger

End of commercialization efforts


Trigger + 7 years

Responsible Unit(s)

Research Services


3rd party

Records System




Record Authority

VP Research Innovation and International


Secure destruction

Records Arising from Activity

Agreements, Agreement drafts

Retention Rationale

Records documenting commercialization efforts can inform decisions regarding whether to pursue patent applications. Commercialization efforts may result in financial transaction which must be retained for at least 7 years.

Personal Information


Vital Record