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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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All potential new degree and diploma programs (at both the undergraduate and graduate level) must submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) before launching a proposal brief.

Once the NOI is approved, the new degree and diploma program process involve six components:

  • Development of a new program proposal brief by the initiating program.
  • External evaluation to provide an assessment of program quality (new degree programs only).
  • Internal response to assessment (new degree programs only).
  • Approval of proposal.
  • Submission of proposal to the Quality Council and the Ministry (where required).
  • Subsequent review of program as part of the university’s program review process.

For more in-depth information about the new program process, vist the New Program Handbook section of our website. This handbook contains a guide, a process at-a-glance document and flowcharts relevant to the new program process.

To view a new program proposal brief, please visit the templates section.

If you have any questions about the new program process, or would like assistance with a proposal brief, please contact