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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- March 26 2024


March 26, 2024

2:30 – 4:25 p.m. – videoconference

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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

2:40 p.m.

5.     Provost’s Remarks

(a)  Senior Academic Administrator Search Update

2:45 p.m.

6.     2024-2027 Budget* (Lori Livingston, Brad MacIsaac, Sarah Thrush)

2:50 p.m.

7.     Activity-Based Budgeting Information Session* (Sarah Thrush)

3:20 p.m.

Committee Reports


8.     Undergraduate Studies Committee (Mary Bluechardt)

a)    New Program Proposal* (M)

                                  (i) Bachelor of Arts and Science in Sustainability


3:45 p.m.

9.     Graduate Studies Committee (Ted Christou)

(a) Major Program Modifications* (M)

(i)    Master of Information Technology


3:55 p.m.

10. Research Committee (Les Jacobs)

4:05 p.m.

11.  Policy Consultation

(a) Finance Policy Projects

                                         i.      Debt Management* (I) (Brad MacIsaac)

                                        ii.      Consolidated Contract Management and Signing Authority* (I) (Brad MacIsaac)

                                      iii.      Capital Projects* (I) (Brad MacIsaac)

(b) Revised Grading System and Academic Standing Policy* (M) (Adam Wingate)


4:15 p.m.

12. Consent Agenda:

(a)  Minutes of the Meeting of February 27, 2024* (M)

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

(i)    Bachelor of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering and Management in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

(ii)   Bachelor of Engineering in  Automotive Engineering

(iii) Facilitating Adult Learning with Technology Diploma

(iv) Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering and Internet of Things specialization

(v)   Co-operative Education in Faculty of Science

(vi) Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

(vii)          Sustainability Studies Minor

(c)   Minor Program Adjustments from GSC* (I)

(i)    Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science – Master of Engineering Management


4:30 p.m.


13. Other Business

(a)  Land acknowledgement for April Academic Council meeting

4:30 p.m.

14. Termination (M)

4:30 p.m.


Lauren Turner, University Secretary

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