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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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Policy Framework

The Policy Framework and its associated procedures were first approved by the Board of Governors in November 2014 and amended in 2018. The framework was created to establish an effective and consistent approach to the governance of policy instruments for the university.

The framework provides structure for the university's policy instruments by:

  • Defining the types and categories of policy instruments.
  • Delineating responsibility for development, approval, implementation, maintenance and review.
  • Guiding development and review processes.
  • Standardizing formats.
  • Mandating formal review periods.

It also establishes the Policy Library: the official central repository for all university-wide policy instruments.

Policy framework documents