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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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Employee and Labour Relations


Director, Employee and Labour Relations

  • Manages all aspects of employee and labour relations for unionized, academic and administrative staff, particularly those aspects associated with collective bargaining and/or negotiated collective agreements and the grievance/arbitration processes.
  • Acts as the first point of contact for senior leaders for advice and assistance with the interpretation, application and administration of collective agreements, and academic staff policies and their processes.

Caitlin Vlaskalin
905.721.8668 ext. 6136


Jacqueline King
905.721.8668 ext. 2357

Labour Relations Specialists

  • The main point of contact for managers and staff for advice and assistance with the interpretation, application and administration of collective agreements.
  • Key players on the university bargaining teams.
  • The first point of contact for all unionized staff and their respective unions.
  • Manages the grievance procedure and support the arbitration process.