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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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Legal Services


The Legal Services team is a small and enthusiastic duo that provides advice and support to the University community for matters relating to University business, activities and obligations.  It is our practice to provide professional, reliable and effective legal advice to advance the mission and strategic priorities of the University while mitigating legal risks and overseeing compliance.

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Legal Services offers:

  • Contract management support by reviewing, drafting and negotiating agreements and other legal documents in accordance with the Contract Management Policy;
  • Compliance support by overseeing legal, contractual and regulatory compliance and identifying emerging legal issues;
  • Dispute resolution by reviewing matters, negotiating settlements, and providing tools and strategies for the effective resolution of disputes and complaints;
  • Litigation support by advising and overseeing all legal demands, claims and suits, selecting and managing external counsel, and representing the University at tribunal and court proceedings;
  • Research support by assisting with the protection, licensing and commercialization of intellectual property, and supporting academic freedom and publication rights;
  • Legal risk management by identifying legal risks and recommending mitigation strategies that will protect the University against liability and losses; and
  • Labour and employment support to Human Resources and Academic Affairs by providing advice on employment matters, contracts and grievances.


This web site is maintained by the Office of the General Counsel. Although content is reviewed and updated regularly, no guarantees can be made about its accuracy or timeliness. This website is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional legal advice. Ontario Tech administrators requiring legal advice should contact Legal Services.