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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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Pension, Benefits and Wellness

Mary Steele
905.721.8668 ext. 2025

Manager, Pension, Benefits and Wellness

  • Responsible for the pension, benefits and wellness programs for all faculty and staff.
  • Serves as the client service relationship manager and negotiates contracts for external pension, benefits and disability management providers.
  • Responsible for compliance of the benefit programs, including the governance of the University’s pension plan and the Supplemental Retirement Arrangement (SRA).
  • Responsible for development and execution of the University’s Pension Education Strategy and provides consultation with respect to retirement options and the SRA.
  • Supports and leads various committees including the Pension and Benefits Committee, Senior Administration Sub-Committee of the Pension & Benefits Committee, and the Healthy Workplace Committee.

Bikisha Pascoe

905.721.8668 ext. 3203

Pension and Benefits Administrator

  • Enrolls and educates all eligible new employees in the pension and benefits programs.
  • Prepares documentation and updates for onboarding, offboarding and leaves (e.g. parental leaves).
  • Administers Staff and Dependant tuition programs for eligible programs
  • Co-ordinates benefits, pension and wellness initiatives.
  • Responds to employee inquiries related to pension and benefits.