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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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The Academic Council Steering Committee approves all matters going to Academic Council in accordance with its Terms of Reference and the Academic Council Handbook.  All suggested Academic Council agenda items should be submitted to the Steering Committee for consideration. 
The Steering Committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month (except December, July & August).  The Steering Committee agenda is approved by the Chair at least one week in advance of their meeting.  If you have a suggested agenda topic, please submit the proposed topic and supporting material to at least 10 days before the Steering Committee meeting. 
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