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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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TEA-1800 Archives Services: Acquisition


Consists of records relating to the acquisition of archival materials including literary papers, photographs, rare books, artifacts, and records of the University preserved for legal and evidential value, to support the teaching and research functions of the University. Acquisitions are made through purchase, private donation and scheduled transfer of University records. Records may include appraisals, receipt of transfer, donation agreements, transfer of ownership statement, accession documentation, evaluation and copies of tax receipts.

Retention Trigger




Responsible Unit(s)




Records System




Record Authority

University Librarian



Records Arising from Activity


Retention Rationale

Retention based on current operational practice.

Personal Information

If received through private donation

Vital Record



Medium; Long term Retention