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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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Collective agreement negotiations with the Faculty Association

The university’s bargaining team continues to engage in collective agreement negotiations with the Faculty Association bargaining team (representing tenured and tenure-track faculty, teaching faculty and limited-term academic associates). We value the tremendous contributions of faculty members to the university, our students, and our shared communities, and we are committed to bargaining in good faith and with a commitment to our values.

Our perspective on bargaining issues includes a focus on working with the Faculty Association bargaining team to advance the university’s mission and key priorities.

We are committed to working with the Faculty Association bargaining team to conclude a legally compliant, fair and balanced collective agreement. Negotiations will continue with the objective of achieving timely mutual agreement on a collective agreement. We are optimistic that an agreement with the Faculty Association will be concluded in a timely manner.

To facilitate discussions, and the timely and successful negotiation of a collective agreement, the university has proposed to the Faculty Association bargaining team that the parties retain the support of a professional mediator and the university remains willing to work with a mediator. 

This website will serve as the university’s main labour relations communications channel, and it will be updated as needed.