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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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New programs

A new program is any degree, degree program, or major, currently approved by Academic Council and the Board of Governors, which has not been previously approved by the Quality Council, its predecessors, or any intra-institutional approval processes that previously applied.The final determination of whether a proposed offering constitutes a new program shall rest with the Provost.

New program proposal briefs are subject to quality review under the provincial quality assurance framework, and in accordance with prescribed procedures and documentation requirements (see Ontario Tech's Quality Enhancement Framework for full requirements).

All new academic programs will be subject to periodic review subsequent to their implementation, with the first review occurring within eight years of the start of the program, in accordance with the university's procedures for program reviews.

To view the guidelines and proposal brief documentation, please visit the guidelines section.