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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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Agenda - October 17, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
2:30-4:30 p.m., ERC 1058

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1. Call to Order

2. Agenda (A)

3. Chair’s Remarks

4. Minutes of the Meeting of September 19, 2017* (A)

5. Business Arising from the Minutes

6. Inquiries and Communications

7. Provost’s Remarks

(a) Update on Senior Academic Administrator Appointment Searches (I)

(b) Questions from Council Members:

• 2017 Faculty Hardware Refresh and Computer Specs
• Strategic Academic Plan Update
• Rules of Order: Voting

8. Course Evaluations (U) (R. Bailey)

9. Committee Reports

9.1 Curriculum & Program Review Committee* (G. Harvel)


(a) Centre for Institutional Quality Enhancement - Cyclical Program Review Final Assessment 18-month Follow-up Report*

(b) Faculty of Energy Systems & Nuclear Science – Major Program Modification – Minor Program in Health Physics*


(a) Office of the Registrar – Indigenous Admissions Practice*

(b) Faculty of Social Science & Humanities – Bachelor of Arts – Minor Program Adjustment – Pathways Programs*

9.2 Graduate Studies Committee* (L. Roy)


(a) Master of Health Sciences – Field Name Change*


(a) Master of Health Sciences - Change in Admission Requirements*

(b) Master of Health Sciences – New Research Seminar Course*

9.3 Executive Committee

9.3.1 Academic Council Governance

(a) 2017-2018 Fall Election Results* (A) (B. Dinwoodie)

(b) Election Process & Vacant Positions* (U) (B. Dinwoodie)

(c) Nominations to Graduate Studies Committee* (A) (B. Dinwoodie)

(d) Academic Council Orientation (U) (C. Foy/B. Dinwoodie)

10. Conferral of Degrees for Summer 2017* (A) (B. MacIsaac)

11. University Governance

(a) By-Law Review Project* (U) (C. Foy)

12. Other Business

13. Colleagues’ Exchange

Becky Dinwoodie, Secretary

*Documents attached (A) Approval (D) Discussion (I) Information (P) Presentation (R) Recommend to Board for approval (U) Update