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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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Alcohol Policy

Classification number LCG 1107
Framework category Legal, Compliance and Governance
Approving authority Board of Governors
Policy owner Vice-President, Administration
Approval date May 2004
Review date To be assigned
Last updated Editorial Amendment May 30, 2022; February 18, 2020


The Alcohol Policy is intended to guide practices relating to the provision and consumption of alcohol at campus venues and events. The objective is to promote the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors, and while doing so, protect the University and its representatives from legal liability. While the institution is concerned for the welfare of its members, alcohol use is primarily the responsibility of individuals.


The Alcohol Policy has seven objectives, which the institution considers an integral part of its educational and social goals. This policy will be accompanied by Procedures that will specifically address these objectives.

  1. To promote responsibility on the provision and consumption of alcohol through educational programs, by providing a campus climate that encourages self-responsibility, and by providing access to resources for those concerned about their alcohol use.
  2. To ensure appropriate training and education for those involved in the serving or provision of alcohol.
  3. To create an environment where choosing not to drink is as socially acceptable as choosing to drink.
  4. To address appropriate liability issues and to ensure that all service and consumption of alcohol in licensed establishments on campus conforms to the provisions of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and the Liquor License Act of Ontario, as well as specific campus agreements.
  5. To minimize dependence on alcohol-related sales or sponsorship by all campus groups.
  6. To provide guidelines on alcohol related advertising on campus.
  7. Within residence, the goal of all alcohol policies and programs, in addition to the goals listed above, is to reduce alcohol related incidents and damages.

Policy Statements

This policy supports the practice of providing alcohol on campus through well-managed licensed facilities.

  1. All service of alcohol on the campus must conform to the provisions of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission and Liquor License Act of Ontario.
  2. All staff involved with serving alcohol or addressing students who are under the influence of alcohol will complete the appropriate training and certification to their employment.
  3. All students, staff and visitors who violate the Alcohol Policy are subject to discipline.

Financial Implications

Violations of the Alcohol Policy could have significant financial implications to the institution due to the liability issues pertaining to property and personal damages or legal actions.

Legal, Human Rights and Equity Implications

Students, staff, employers and the community have a right to learn and work in a safe, quality and accountable environment. Failure to comply with the terms of this Policy may lead to appropriate disciplinary action or other legal consequences within the institution or criminal or civil actions under applicable local, provincial or federal laws.