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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- November 28, 2023


November 28, 2023

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. via videoconference

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Agenda for AC meeting


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

(b)  Planning Update* (Lori Livingston & Sarah Thrush)


2:55 p.m.

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

3:10 p.m.

Committee Reports


7.     Undergraduate Studies Committee (Mary Bluechardt)

a)    Major Program Modification – Bachelor of Science in Integrative Neuroscience* (M)


3:30 p.m.

8.      Graduate Studies Committee (Ted Christou)

a)    New Program Proposal – Master of Engineering (MEng) and Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Mechatronics Engineering* (M)


3:40 p.m.

9.     Research Committee (Les Jacobs)

3:50 p.m.

10. Policy Amendments

(a) Policy on Micro-credentials and Continuous Learning Offerings and Committee Terms of Reference* (M) (Mary Bluechardt and Ted Christou)

(b)  Intellectual Property Policy* (C) (Les Jacobs)

4:00 p.m.

11. Consent Agenda:

(a)  Minutes of the Meeting of October 24, 2023*

(b)  Minor Program Adjustments from USC (I)

a.     Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering*

b.     Bachelor of Science in Health Physics and Radiation Science*

c.     Bachelor of Science in Integrated Mathematics and Computer Science*

(c)   Cyclical Program Reviews from GSC (I)

a.     Master of Health Sciences*

(d)  Academic Policy Documents from GSC and USC (I)

a.   Final Examination Procedures*

b.   Final Examination Chief Proctor Directives*

(e)  Conferral of Degrees Fall 2023*


4:20 p.m.


12. Other Business

(a)  Land acknowledgement for January In-Person Academic Council meeting

4:25 p.m.

13. Termination (M)

4:30 p.m.

Lauren Turner, University Secretary

Policy Instruments available for written consultation:

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