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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 Mental Health and Well-Being Committee


The role of the Employee Mental Health & Well-being Committee (EMHWC) is to provide expertise and insight in the area of mental health to inform the development of the psychological health and safety components of the university’s Comprehensive Mental Health Strategy (CMHS).  The EMHWC will work in partnership with the Healthy Workplace Committee to establish annual priorities in support of the CMHS.


As part of the university’s Strategic Priorities, Ontario Tech has recognized the importance of mental health in our efforts to develop a sticky campus and support well-being. This commitment extends to the development and implementation of a Comprehensive Mental Health Strategy.  


The employee Mental Health & Well-being Committee is responsible for the following, but is not limited to: 

  • Establishing annual priorities toward achieving the CMHS and identify these strategies as short, medium, and long-term
  • Oversight of achieving priorities from planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Communication outlining progress toward CMHS
  • Ongoing review of data and emerging trends





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Allessandra Blanco Marketing Project & Production Officer Communications and Marketing
Beth Partlow Director, Human Resources Human Resources
Brent Seton Regional Market Development Manager - International Recruitment Office of the Registrar
Christie Cawker Project Coordinator Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability
Dr. David Rudoler Assistant Professor Faculty of Health Sciences
Eileen Adams EDI Project Coordinator Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
Elise Arbic Employee Health and Wellness Human Resources-Wellness at Work
Marrium Khalid Environmental Health and Safety Officer Human Resources-Health and Safety
Reesa Grushka Mental Health Counsellor Student Life-Student Mental Health Services