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

External Governors bring an independent perspective, as well as a combination of individual skills, expertise, and experience in the governance of other organizations, which contribute to the effective governance and function of the Board and its committees. The objectivity and impartiality brought by External Governors as a result of their independence from the University is a crucial element of good governance. 


The Board of Governors always welcomes applications for future external Board member vacancies. The Board looks for volunteers with the values, knowledge, and competencies necessary to govern effectively and to promote the vision, mission and strategic goals of Ontario Tech University. 

We appreciate your interest in governance at the University. CVs may be submitted to: