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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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FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BOARD ELECTIONS

  • Who is eligible to be an elected Board member?

    Faculty and Staff Eligibility
    In order to be eligible to be nominated or to remain as a Faculty or Non-Academic Staff Governor, individuals must hold a full-time continuing appointment to the university within their relevant constituency group.

    Students
    In order to be eligible to be nominated or to remain as a Student Governor, a student must be a full-time, registered undergraduate or graduate student, in Good Standing.

  • How do I get nominated?

    If you are interested in standing for election, you must fill out the required nomination forms and provide all other relevant information requested by the Chief Electoral Officer.  Nomination materials must be submitted according to the specified process and deadlines.  Incomplete nomination materials or nominations received after the deadline will not be accepted.  The relevant forms will be posted online prior to the commencement of the nomination period.

  • Who can nominate me?

    Nominations require a minimum number of signatures from nominators who are deemed eligible from within the relevant constituency group of the nominee (eg. undergraduate students may only nominate other undergraduate students and teaching staff may only nominate other teaching staff).  Nominees are not eligible to sign their own nomination forms.

    Student Nominees:  require 5 nominator signatures from within the relevant constituency

    Teaching and Non-Academic Staff Nominees:  require 1 nominator signature from within the relevant constituency

  • Must I attend the candidates' information session?
    If you are a candidate for one of the student positions on the Board, attendance at the candidates' information session is mandatory.  Generally, several information session times are scheduled.  If you have a scheduling conflict with the scheduled sessions, please contact the Board Secretary at BoardOffice@ontariotechu.ca as soon as possible and Secretariat will do their best to accommodate you.
  • Do I have to campaign?

    You are not required to run a campaign during the campaign period.  If you choose to campaign, you are required to review and abide by the rules set out in section 5 of the BOARD OF GOVERNORS PROCEDURES FOR THE ELECTION OF TEACHING, NON-ACADEMIC STAFF AND STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES.

    The rules for campaigning will also be distributed and reviewed during the candidates' information session.