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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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Academic Council Members 2020 - 2021

list of members of academic council for 2020-2021
Name Position Term
Ex-Officio Members
Mitch Frazer Chancellor
Steven Murphy President (Chair)
Lori Livingston
Provost & VP Academic
Les Jacobs Academic Administrator Responsible for Research
Greg Crawford Academic Administrator Responsible for Quality Enhancement
Langis Roy Dean of School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Catherine Davidson University Librarian
Joe Stokes Registrar
Michael Bliemel Dean of Business & Information Technology
Robin Kay Dean of Education
Akira Tokuhiro Dean of Energy Systems & Nuclear Science
Hossam Kishawy Dean of Engineering & Applied Science
Carol Rodgers Dean of Health Sciences
Greg Crawford Dean of Science
Peter Stoett Dean of Social Science & Humanities
Langis Roy Senior Administrator Responsible for Student Life
Ferdinand Jones Governor
Alyson King COU Academic Colleague (non-voting)
Elected Members
Shahram Heydari Faculty of Business & Information Technology 2021
Mehdi Hossein Nejad Faculty of Business & Information Technology 2022
Ferdinand Jones Faculty of Business & Information Technology 2021
Wendy Barber Faculty of Education 2022
Hossam Gaber Faculty of Energy Systems & Nuclear Science 2021
VACANT Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science
Qusay Mahmoud Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science 2021
Shahryar Rahnamayan Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science 2022
Meghann Lloyd Faculty of Health Sciences 2020
Janet McCabe Faculty of Health Sciences 2021
Elita Partosoedarso Faculty of Health Sciences 2021
Brad Easton Faculty of Science 2023
Jeremy Bradbury Faculty of Science 2023
Fedor Naumkin Faculty of Science 2022
Olga Marques Faculty of Social Science & Humanities 2021
Shanti Fernando Faculty of Social Science & Humanities 2023
Phillip Shon Faculty of Social Science & Humanities 2021
Mike Eklund Faculty At-Large 2023
Alexander Serenko Faculty At-Large 2023
Hannah Scott Faculty At-Large 2021
Adam Dubrowski Faculty At-Large 2023
Ahmad Barari Faculty At-Large 2022
Tess Pierce Faculty At-Large 2021
Amir Mostaghim Faculty At-Large 2021
VACANT Faculty At-Large
Owen Davis Undergraduate Student 2021
Jacinta Obasohan Undergraduate Student 2021*
Ramin Sami Undergraduate Student 2021*
Jahan Sheikh Undergraduate Student 2021*
Yousef Al-Shawesh Graduate Student 2021*
Nicholas O' Rourke Graduate Student 2021*
Jessica Hogue Administrative Staff Member 2023
VACANT COU Academic Colleague Alternate

*eligible for 1-year renewal