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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- Jan 23 2024


January 23, 2024

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. – 5th Floor Boardroom, 55 Bond St.


Suggested Start Time

1.     Call to Order

2:30 p.m.

2.     Agenda (M)

3.     Chair’s Remarks

2:35 p.m.

4.     Inquiries and Communications

·       COU Academic Colleague Report* (Alyson King)

2:45 p.m.

5.     Provost’s Remarks

(a)  Senior Academic Administrator Search Update

2:55 p.m.

6.     2024-2025 Tuition Framework* (Lori Livingston & Sarah Thrush)

3:05 p.m.

Committee Reports


7.     Undergraduate Studies Committee (Mary Bluechardt)

a)    Major Program Modification – Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Specializations* (M)

b)    Major Program Modification – Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Science, Technology & Society* (M)

c)     Major Program Modification – Sociology Minor* (M)


3:30 p.m.

8.      Graduate Studies Committee (Ted Christou)

3:45 p.m.

9.     Governance and Nominations Committee (Lori Livingston)

(a)  Elections Key Dates and Open Positions* (I)

(b)  Research Committee Nomination* (M)

3:50 p.m.

10. Research Committee (Les Jacobs)

4:00 p.m.

11. Policy Consultation

(a)  Undergraduate Academic Appeals Policy and Committee Terms of Reference* (M) (Mary Bluechardt & Lauren Turner)

(b)  Honorary Degrees Committee Terms of Reference* (M) (Lauren Turner)

4:10 p.m.

12. Consent Agenda:

(a)  Minutes of the Meeting of November 28, 2023* (M)

(b)  Minor Program Adjustments from USC* (I)

        a.     Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Finance Minor

(c)   Cyclical Program Reviews from USC* (I)

        a.     Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) Executive Summary and Program Learning Outcomes

        b.     Bachelor of Health Science in Medical Laboratory Science Executive Summary and Program Learning Outcomes

        c.     Bachelor of Allied Health Sciences 18-Month Follow-up Report

        d.     Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies Executive Summary and  Program Learning Outcomes


4:25 p.m.


13. Other Business

(a)  Land acknowledgement for February Academic Council meeting

4:25 p.m.

14. Termination (M)

4:30 p.m.


Lauren Turner, University Secretary

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