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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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Biosafety Program

Any work with biohazardous agents that falls under the Public Health Agency of Canada's Human Pathogens and Toxin Act or Canadian Food Inspection Agency's requirements for aquatic or terrestrial animals must conform to the university's Biosafety program. The university's Biosafety Committee establishes and maintains the program to ensure all activities involving biological agents are conducted in a safe manner and in compliance with the Canadian Biosafety Standards and Guidelines (previously the Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines, 3rd edition, 2004, Public Health Agency of Canada). The program, administered by the Biosafety Officer, is designed to protect workers and the public from potential exposure to infectious materials and to prevent the release of these materials into the environment.


Biosafety Manual

Biosafety Permit Forms

Biosafety Trainings:

Biosafety training is required for all persons working with risk group 1 and risk group 2 classified biological agents.

  • Biosafety Level 1 Training: required for all persons working with risk group 1 biological agents
  • Biosafety Level 2 Training: required for all persons working with risk group 2 biological agents
  • Annual Emergency Response Training: required for all persons working in a biosafety containment level 1 or 2 laboratory.

For more information on how to complete the training, please see the Biosafety Training Guide [2024].

Please contact the Biosafety Officer with you lab supervisor and room number to sign up for the trainings:

Biosafety in the Lab

Biosafety Inspection Forms