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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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President Emeritus

Classification number LCG 1101
Framework category Legal, Compliance and Governance
Approving authority Board of Governors
Policy owner University Secretary
Approval date November 2006
Review date To be assigned
Last updated Editorial Amendments, February 18, 2020


To recognize former Presidents of the University for their outstanding service to the University and surrounding community


All former Presidents of the University will be designated as "President Emeritus";

The Emeritus title is honorific; it represents no entitlement to authority, rights, privileges or resources;

Notwithstanding any other element of this policy, the Board of Governors retains the authority to refuse or withdraw the Emeritus title without cause.