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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 agreements

A collective agreement is a written contract between an employer and a union that outlines many of the terms and conditions of employment for employees in a bargaining unit. The university currently has five collective agreements with three different unions.

  • The University of Ontario Institute of Technology Faculty Association (UOITFA) represents the tenured and tenure-track faculty, teaching faculty, and limited-term faculty members under one collective agreement.
  • The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) represents Sessional Lecturers, Teaching Assistants/Research Assistants/Invigilators, and Post Doctoral Fellows in three separate collective agreements.
  • Finally, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) represents professional, administrative and technical staff under one collective agreement.

The following section contains collective agreements negotiated between Ontario Tech and the unions representing employees who belong to a specific bargaining unit.