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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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Graduate Studies Committee

The Graduate Studies Committee (GSC), is chaired by the Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and is charged with maintaining the academic standards set by Academic Council and examining proposals for new graduate degree and non‐degree programs and major changes to existing programs and recommending their approval, as appropriate, to Academic Council. 

Under its terms of reference, the Committee also takes responsibility for:

  • Ensuring the academic quality of the proposal and the adequacy of the plan for resources to support it.
  • Looking for evidence that the proposal has emerged from unit-planning processes and will meet the standards established by relevant external bodies.
  • Encouraging, wherever possible, co-operation and consultation among academic units, including the promotion of complementary programming.
  • Identifying and addressing matters bearing on academic policy.

The GSC is also responsible for receiving and reviewing annual summary reports of all graduate curricular changes made by faculties at the end of the calendar year to ensure ongoing consistency and coherence in program offerings, and to facilitate the integration of the changes into the graduate calendar.   

Visit the Office of the University Secretary and General Council's website for committee terms of reference and GSC membership information.