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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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Attending a Board Meeting

Members of the community are welcome to attend the public session of a Board meeting.  Attendance will be subject to space limitations and attendees will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.  If you would like to ensure a seat at the meeting, we encourage you to contact the Board Secretary in advance at 905.721.8668 extension 5693 or at Becky.Dinwoodie@ontariotechu.ca and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Members of the public may also listen to a meeting by teleconference using this number:  1.877.385.4099   code: 1028954#.

If you would like to address the Board or deliver a presentation during a public session, you must send a written request to the Board Secretary at least ten (10) working days prior to the Board meeting.  Requests will be considered by the Chair of the Board. 

A request should include:

• Subject and purpose of the address/presentation;
• Copies of presentation materials and/or materials to be distributed to the Board;
• Name, address and phone number of the spokesperson; and
• Names of all individuals participating in the address/presentation.

The Board Secretary will inform the requestor of the Board Chair’s decision regarding the request. If the request is approved, the Board Secretary will also advise the requestor of the amount of time allocated for the address/presentation and the estimated timing of the address/presentation on the public session agenda.