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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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Major program modifications

Major program modifications are defined as those modifications that constitute a significant change to the design and delivery of an existing program.

The Quality Council defines major modifications to include the following program changes:

  • Requirements that differ significantly from those existing at the time of the previous cyclical program review;
  • Significant changes to the learning outcomes;
  • Significant changes to the faculty engaged in delivering the Program and/or to the essential physical resources as may occur, for example, where there have been changes to the existing mode(s) of delivery (e.g., different campus, online delivery, inter-institutional collaboration); and
  • The addition of a new field to an existing graduate Program. Note that institutions are not required to declare fields for either master’s or doctoral Programs.

For additional examples of what would be considered a major modification, please see Ontario Tech's Curriculum Change Procedures.