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COVID-19 information and screening.

Learn how we’re keeping our campus community safe, healthy and engaged during our gradual return to campus.
Note: The university’s mandatory vaccine directive is now in effect. Learn more about vaccine requirements.

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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Voting Link & Candidate Statements

Fall 2021 Election for Administrative Staff Position

  • VOTING LINK - Voting Period Starts Tuesday, November 9 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Administrative Staff Candidate Statements

          Eda Aydin

    Dr. Eda Aydin has been an Academic Specialist at Ontario Tech since 2018. She supports first and second-year students in physics and various engineering courses. She is particularly interested in contributing to our university in these unprecedent times with her experience as a former student, a staff and a senior researcher in the field of energy and environment. She genuinely wants to give back to the Ridgeback community as a 2014-alumni of Ontario Tech, where she received her PhD degree in mechanical engineering. She is looking forward to join the Academic Council to merge her academic and administrative skills.

    Patricia MacMillan

    I would like to serve on Academic Council as the Administrative Staff representative.  As a Senior Academic Advisor at Ontario Tech the academics of the institution are at the heart of what I do every day and have done for the last 14 years.  I already have an understanding of the curriculum and pedagogy of the institution so could hit the ground running to help with the work of Academic Council. I would love to be a part of shaping and maintaining the academic standards of Ontario Tech as we move toward the future. 

    Holly MacPherson

    I have held administrative roles within the University for over 8 years working in various Faculties; these positions have given me a wide and deep knowledge of university governance and the important role Academic Council plays in creating a vibrant and healthy campus. Throughout my career at Ontario Tech I have served on many committees and working groups across the campus and from this I understand the importance of professional services for the student experience. I have the insight and confidence needed to be a valuable member and would love to help shape and advance the Universities strategic priorities.
     

    Mark Neville

    After having served as the administrative staff governor for the last 3 years, I would welcome the opportunity to use my experience, knowledge, and dedication to represent you on Academic Council. As a Writing and ESL Specialist in the Student Learning Centre since 2013, I have been passionate about improving our university. My relationships with staff and daily interaction with students keep me focused on ways to continue making Ontario Tech the best place to work and learn. I hope to provide Academic Council with honest and constructive feedback from the perspective of administrative staff.