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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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Board Committee Members 2017-2018

Executive Committee

Doug Allingham, Chair and Board Chair     
Nigel Allen, Chair of Audit & Finance Committee
Karyn Brearley, Chair of Governance, Nominations & Human Resources Committee
Stephanie Chow, Chair of Investment Committee
Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor (ex-officio)
Valarie Wafer, Chair of Strategy & Planning Committee

Audit & Finance Committee

Nigel Allen, Chair
Fardan Ali
Jeremy Bradbury
Dietmar Reiner
Mary Simpson
Douglas Allingham, Board Chair (ex-officio)
Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor (ex-officio)
Craig Elliott, Chief Financial Officer (non-voting)

Governance, Nominations & Human Resources Committee

Karyn Brearley, Chair
Lisa Edgar
Andrew Elrick
Francis Garwe
Jay Lefton
Douglas Allingham, Board Chair (ex-officio)
Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor (ex-officio)

Investment Committee

Stephanie Chow, Chair
Nigel Allen
Thorsten Koseck
John Speers
Yowsif Yakub
Douglas Allingham, Board Chair (ex-officio)
Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor (ex-officio)
Craig Elliott, Chief Financial Officer (non-voting)
Susan McGovern, Vice-President, External Relations (non-voting)

Strategy & Planning Committee

Valarie Wafer, Chair
Don Duval
Jay Lefton
Bonnie Schmidt
John Speers
Mary Steele
Jim Wilson
Shirley Van Nuland
Douglas Allingham, Board Chair (ex-officio)
Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor (ex-officio)