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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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2023 Academic Council Election Timeline

 Nominations are currently being accepted for faculty-at-large positions. Should an election become necessary, a timeline for elections will be updated below. Nominations close August 28, 2023.

Process Proposed Dates
Nomination & Election Process Announcements Wednesday, April 19 - 9:00 a.m.
Nominations Open Wednesday, April 19 - 9:00 a.m.
Nominations Close Wednesday May 10 - 4:00 p.m.
Review of Candidate Eligibility Thursday, May 11 - Friday, May 12
Campaign Period (if required)

starts - Tuesday, May 23 at 9:00 a.m.

ends - Wednesday, May 31 at 9:00 a.m.

Voting Period (if required)

starts - Wednesday, May31 at 9:00 a.m.

ends - Friday, June 2 at 9:00 a.m.

Voting Results Presented to GNC for Recommendation (or earlier in writing)

Tuesday, June 20 (pending any outstanding investigations per Election Procedures)

GNC's Recommendations Reported to Candidates By Friday, June 23
GNC's Recommendations presented to Academic Council for Approval Tuesday, June 27

Questions regarding the Academic Council Elections may be directed to the University Secretariat: