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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Board of Governors Elections

The Board of Governors is a competency-based Board whose composition reflects the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to govern effectively and meet the vision, mission and strategic goals of the university.

The Board includes four members who are elected from the following constituency groups within the university:

    • Teaching Staff (two positions)
    • Administrative Staff (one position)
    • Students (one position - graduate or undergraduate)

Elected governors contribute valuable perspective and context regarding the function and culture of the institution.  While these members are elected, they do not act as a representative of the constituency from which they were elected.  Each Board member has a fiduciary obligation to make decisions with the best interests of the university in mind. 

Term of Office

The term of office for elected faculty and staff members is 3 years and 1 year for students.  Elected members are eligible for re-election, subject to the provisions in section 8(6) of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Act.

If you are interested in becoming an elected member of the Board of Governors, please refer to the Election Procedures for additional information.