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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 Board Election Timeline


Board of Governors key election dates

Nomination & Election Process Announcements

Monday, February 6 - 9:00 a.m.

Nominations Open

 Monday, February 13 - 9:00 a.m. 

Nomination Deadline

Tuesday, February 21 - 4:00 p.m.

Review of Candidate Eligibility

Wednesday, February 22 - Friday, February 24

Student Candidate Information Meeting

February 27/28 (if necessary)

Campaign Period (if required)

starts - Monday, March 6 at 9:00 a.m.
ends - Wednesday, March 15 at 9:00 a.m. 

Voting Period (if required)

starts - Wednesday, March 15 at 9:00 a.m.
ends - Friday, March 17 at 9:00 a.m.

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

Thursday, March 30 (pending any outstanding investigations per Election Procedures)

GNHR's Recommendations Reported to Candidates

By Monday, April 3

GNHR's Recommendations presented to the Board of Governors for Approval

Thursday, April 27


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