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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 - May 25, 2021

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

2:30 - 4:30 p.m., Videoconference+1.226.317.9054  PIN: 884 276 538# 

agenda and material for May academic council meeting
AGENDA 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 April 27, 2021* (M) 2:40 p.m.
5.     Business Arising from the Minutes  
6.     Provost’s Remarks 2:45 p.m.
7.     Inquiries & Communications 2:50 p.m.

8.     Steering Committee:

  1. Delegation of Authority Review* (M) (Tess Pierce)
  2. Blended Learning Strategic Discussions (U)
2:55 p.m.
Committee Reports  

9.     Undergraduate Studies Committee (USC) (Langis Roy)

  1. Faculty of Health Sciences: New Bachelor of Health Administration Program Proposal* (M)
3:05 p.m.

10. Graduate Studies Committee (Langis Roy)

  1. Faculty of Education: New Doctor of Education Program Proposal* (M)
  2. Faculty of Social Science and Humanities: New Graduate Diploma in Police Leadership Program Proposal* (M)
3:20 p.m.

11. Governance & Nominations Committee (Lori Livingston)

  1. Review of Research Board Terms of Reference* (C)
3:40 p.m.
12. Research Board (Les Jacobs) 3:50 p.m.

13. Policy Consultation (Niall O’Halloran):

  1. Signing Authority Policy*
  2. Expenditure Signing Authority Procedure*
  3. Legal Commitments Signing Authority Procedure*
3:55 p.m.

14. Consent Agenda (M):

  1. Academic Council Nominations* (M)
  2. Student Member Renewals* (M)
4:15 p.m.

15. For Information:


  1. Cyclical Program Review: Faculty of Social Science and Humanities – Bachelor of Arts in Political Science*


b. Academic Council Procedures for the Election of Teaching, Non-Academic        Staff and Student Representatives*
c. Faculty Council Vice-Chair Selection Procedures*

16. Other Business  
17. Termination (M) 4:30 p.m.
Becky Dinwoodie, Secretary