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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 2023-2024

List of Academic Council Membership 2023-2024

                                     List of Academic Council Membership 2023-2024

Position Name Term
Ex-Officio Members
Chancellor Mitch Frazer Ex-officio
President (Chair) Steven Murphy Ex-officio
Provost & VP Academic Lori Livingston Ex-officio
Academic Administrator Responsible for Research Les Jacobs Ex-officio
Academic Administrator Responsible for Quality Enhancement Lori Livingston Ex-officio
Dean Graduate Studies Ted Christou Ex-officio
University Librarian Catherine Davidson Ex-officio
Registrar Joe Stokes Ex-officio
Dean of Business & Information Technology Carolyn McGregor Ex-officio
Dean of Education Robin Kay Ex-officio
Dean of Engineering & Applied Science Hossam Kishawy Ex-officio
Dean of Health Sciences Carol Rodgers Ex-officio
Dean of Science Greg Crawford Ex-officio
Dean of Social Science & Humanities Peter Stoett Ex-officio
Senior Administrator Responsible for Student Life Mary Bluechardt Ex-officio
Governor Dwight Thompson Board appointment
COU Academic Colleague Alyson King until June 24
Elected Members
Faculty of Business & Information Technology Nader Azad July 21 – June 24
Faculty of Business & Information Technology Mehdi Hossein Nejad July 22 – June  25
Faculty of Business & Information Technology Ferdinand Jones July 21 – June 24
Faculty of Education Wendy Barber July 23 - June 26
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science Ramiro Liscano July 21 – June 24
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science Scott Nokleby July 22 – June 25
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science Sayyeed Ali Hosseini Sept 22 - Aug 25
Faculty of Health Sciences JoAnne Arcand July 23 - June 26
Faculty of Health Sciences Toba Bryant July 22 – June 25
Faculty of Health Sciences Elita Partosoedarso July 21 – June 24
Faculty of Science Fedor Naumkin July 23 - June 26
Faculty of Science Denina Simmons July 23 - June 26
Faculty of Science Robert Bailey July 22 – June 25
Faculty of Social Science & Humanities Ruth Felder July 21 – June 24
Faculty of Social Science & Humanities Scott Aquanno July 23 - June 26
Faculty of Social Science & Humanities Shannon Vettor July 23 - June 26
Faculty At-Large Shanti Fernando July 23 - June 26
Faculty At-Large Mikael Eklund July 23 - June 26
Faculty At-Large Ana Duff July 21 – June 24
Faculty At-Large Asifa Aamir Oct 23 - June 26
Faculty At-Large Ahmad Barari July 22 - June 25
Faculty At-Large Mihai Beligan Oct 23 - June 26
Faculty At-Large Amir Rastpour July 21 – June 24
Faculty At-Large Robyn Ruttenberg-Rozen July 21 – June 24
Undergraduate Student and Board of Governors Liaison Oghenetega (Tega) Ubor Sept 23 – Aug 24
Undergraduate Student Breanne McAlpin Sept 23 – Aug 24
Undergraduate Student MaryCae Serote Sept 23 – Aug 24
Undergraduate Student Samantha Brown Sept 23 – Aug 24
Graduate Student Ifrodet Giorgees Sept 23 – Aug 24
Graduate Student Michael Watterworth Sept 23 – Aug 24
Administrative Staff member Patricia MacMillan Dec 21 – June 24
University Secretary Lauren Turner Ex-officio (non-voting)
COU Academic Colleague Alternate Ramiro Liscano July 21 – June 24
1. Also holds a seat on the Academic Council Steering Committee