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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 - February 23, 2021

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

2:30 - 4:30 p.m., Videoconference

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agenda and material for february meeting of academic council


Suggested Start Time

1. Call to Order

2:30 p.m.

2. Agenda (M)


3. Chair’s Remarks

2:35 p.m.

4. Minutes of the Meeting of January 25, 2021* (M)

2:40 p.m.

5. Business Arising from the Minutes

  1. Vision, Mission and Values (U) (Laura Elliott)
  2. Student Experience Guarantee (U) (Lori Livingston)

2:45 p.m.

6. Provost’s Remarks

3:05 p.m.

7. Steering Committee:

  1. Delegation of Authority Review* (M)
  2. Blended Learning Strategic Discussions* (U)

3:10 p.m.

8. Integrated Plan Update (U) (Lori Livingston/Les Jacobs)

3:25 p.m.

9. Policy Consultation:

  1. Accommodation Policy* (Andrew Sunstrum) (deferred from January)
  2. Respectful Campus Policy* (Andrew Sunstrum) (deferred from January)
  3. Harassment and Discrimination Procedures for Employees* (Andrew Sunstrum) (deferred from January)
  4. Radiation Safety Policy* (Jenn Freeman)

3:30 p.m.

Committee Reports


10. Research Board (Les Jacobs)

4:00 p.m.

11. Undergraduate Studies Committee (Langis Roy)

  1. Major Program Modification - Faculty of Business and Information Technology – Bachelor of Information Technology in Game Development and Entrepreneurship* (M)

4:05 p.m.

12. Graduate Studies Committee (Langis Roy)

  1. Graduate Calendar to Policy Migration Project* (M):
  1. Graduate Student Supervisory Committee Policy
  2. Doctoral Candidacy Examination Policy
  3. Thesis Oral Examination for Master's and Doctoral Candidates Policy
  4. Graduate Project or Major Paper Evaluation Policy
  5. Graduate Submission of Thesis, Project or Major Paper Policy

b. Major Program Modifications:            

  1. Faculty of Health Sciences – MHSc in Health Sciences – Community, Public, and Population Health; Health Informatics; Kinesiology fields* (M)
  2. Faculty of Health Sciences – PhD in Health Sciences* (M)
  3. Faculty of Health Sciences – Work Disability Prevention Graduate Diploma* (M)

4:15 p.m.

13. For Information:

  1. USC Minor Program Adjustments:
  1. Faculty of Education – Bachelor of Education - Intermediate/Senior*
  2. Faculty of Health Sciences – Bachelor of Allied Health Sciences Bridge*
  3. Faculty of Science – Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science*

b. GSC Minor Program Adjustments:        

  1. Faculty of Education - Education and Digital Technologies, Graduate Diploma*
  2. Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science – MASc and MEng in Nuclear Engineering*
  3. Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science – PhD in Nuclear Engineering*
  4. Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science – MASc, MEng, and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering*
  5. Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science – MASc, MEng, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering*

4:25 p.m.

14. Other Business


15. Termination (M)

4:30 p.m.

 Becky Dinwoodie, Secretary

*Documents attached            (C) Consultation          (D) Discussion          (I) Information          (M) Motion     

 Policy Instruments available for written consultation: