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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 2021-2022

List of Members of Academic Council for 2021-2022
Name Position Term
Ex-Officio Members
Mitch Frazer Chancellor
Steven Murphy1 President (Chair)
Lori Livingston
Provost & VP Academic
Les Jacobs Academic Administrator Responsible for Research
Lori Livingston Academic Administrator Responsible for Quality Enhancement
Langis Roy1 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
Laura Elliott Governor Board appointment
Alyson King COU Academic Colleague (non-voting) Ex-officio (non-voting)
Elected Members
Nader Azad Faculty of Business & Information Technology July 2021 - June 2024
Mehdi Hossein Nejad Faculty of Business & Information Technology July 2019 - June2022
Ferdinand Jones Faculty of Business & Information Technology July 2021 - June 2024
Wendy Barber Faculty of Education July 2020 - June 2023
VACANT Faculty of Energy Systems & Nuclear Science
Ramiro Liscano Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science July 2021 - June 2024
VACANT Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science
Shahryar Rahnamayan Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science July 2019 - June 2022
Meghann Lloyd Faculty of Health Sciences July 2020 - June 2023
VACANT Faculty of Health Sciences
Elita Partosoedarso Faculty of Health Sciences July 2021 - June 2024
Brad Easton Faculty of Science July 2020 - June 2023
Jeremy Bradbury Faculty of Science July 2020 - June 2023
Fedor Naumkin Faculty of Science July 2019 - June 2022
Ruth Felder Faculty of Social Science & Humanities July 2021 - June 2022
Shanti Fernando Faculty of Social Science & Humanities July 2020 - June 2023
Andrea Slane Faculty of Social Science & Humanities July 2021 - June 2024
Mike Eklund Faculty At-Large July 2020 - June 2023
Alexander Serenko Faculty At-Large July 2020 - June 2023
Ana Duff Faculty At-Large July 2021 - June 2024
Adam Dubrowski Faculty At-Large August 2020 - June 2023
Ahmad Barari Faculty At-Large October 2019 - June 2022
Andrew Hogue Faculty At-Large July 2021 - June 2024
Amir Rastpour Faculty At-Large July 2021 - June 2024
Robyn Ruttenberg-Rozen Faculty At-Large July 2021 - June 2024
Jessica Leishman Undergraduate Student September 2021 - August 2022
VACANT Undergraduate Student
VACANT Undergraduate Student
VACANT Undergraduate Student
Yousef Al-Shawesh Graduate Student September 2021 - August 2022
Nicholas O' Rourke Graduate Student September 2021 - August 2022
VACANT Administrative Staff Member
Ramiro Liscano COU Academic Colleague Alternate July 2021 - June 2024
  1. Also holds a seat on the Academic Council Steering Committee