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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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Academic Seal Policy

Classification number LCG 1113
Framework category Legal, Compliance and Governance
Approving authority Academic Council
Policy owner University Secretary
Approval date April 2006
Review date To be assigned
Last updated Editorial Amendments, February 18, 2020


The Registrar of the university or delegate shall be the custodian of the Academic Seal.

The Academic Seal shall be used for the purposes of authenticating documents for both corporate and academic purposes.

The Academic Seal shall be kept in a locked and secure place. The Academic Seal shall be made available for use in a secure location that allows for vigilant oversight. Apparatus for the reproduction of the Seal for academic purposes shall be kept in such a place of deposit and in such charge so as to ensure its integrity and safekeeping.

Approval for use of the Academic Seal as an official imprint shall be determined by the nature of the document. In general, the Academic Seal shall be affixed to:

  1. all documents which are required by law or for ceremonial purposes to be under seal;
  2. all certificates to be issued in respect of a degree or other award to which a person is to be admitted;
  3. transcripts of record and certificates of academic standing; and
  4. such other documents as Academic Council determines.