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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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2024 Board of Governors Election

The Board of Governors will be seeking nominations for the following elected positions for 2024:

  • One (1) Student governor (undergraduate or graduate)
  • One (1) Faculty Member
  • One (1) Administrative Staff governor

Time commitment

As a governor, you will participate in four board meetings per board year. Board meetings are generally scheduled on a weekday afternoon (approximately noon until 5 p.m.).

You will also serve on the Strategy and Planning Committee.

The committee meets at least four times per board year. The committee meetings also take place on a weekday and last two to three hours. 

As a board member, you will be expected to review the meeting material in advance and come to the meeting prepared to discuss the material. Depending on the volume of the meeting material, you should expect to spend several hours in advance of the meeting reviewing the relevant documentation.

Questions regarding the Board of Governors Elections may be directed to the University Secretariat at: