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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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Consulting fees.

Fees paid to research subjects (subject fees), such as modest incentives for participation, are allowed where ethically acceptable.

Salaries* and related federal, provincial and institutional non-discretionary benefits for work performed by research associates, research, assistants, technicians and trainees being paid from a grant (e.g., undergraduate, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows). The rates of pay for research associates, research assistants and technicians shall be in accordance with the UOIT salary scale.

Subcontract costs.

Clerical salaries directly related to dissemination activities, including manuscript preparation.

Stipends* paid to trainees (e.g., undergraduate, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows) shall be in accordance with UOIT policies and must meet the following conditions, as applicable.

  • Stipends to postdoctoral fellows are limited to two years’ support (NSERC and SSHRC). Three years’ support is acceptable, when justified, to attract exceptional candidates from outside Canada. The three-year appointment must be offered up front and reported to the agency with a written justification within one month of an offer being accepted (NSERC only).
  • Stipends to visiting researchers, up to a maximum of $2,000 per month for up to 125 days per year, not including travel and subsistence costs (NSERC only).

Honoraria for guest lecturers.

Persons paid from agency grants are not considered agency employees, scholars or fellows. Institutional non-discretionary benefits normally include:

  • life insurance
  • long- and short-term disability insurance
  • medical
  • parental leave
  • pension benefits
  • vision and dental care benefits

Institutional non-discretionary benefits must not contravene agency guidelines.  

* Agencies defer to Canada Revenue Agency requirements.