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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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Retroactive expenses

Costs incurred between the date of the grant announcement on the agency's website and the effective funding start date of the grant.

Agencies will not assume any responsibility for any costs should a change in funding occur. These expenses are subject to approval at the discretion of the institution.

In exceptional circumstances, as determined in NSERC's sole discretion, NSERC will agree to consider the eligibility of certain retroactive costs that would be defined as costs incurred prior to the official start date of a grant.

The agency will not assume any responsibilities for retroactive expenses in the event that the project or expenses are not approved.

Retroactive expenses are evaluated on a case-by-case basis by NSERC in accordance with the four criteria below.

They must be eligible expenses as per the Program Guide for Professors under the Use of Grant Funds.

These expenses must be identified as Retroactive expenses and justification must be provided at the time of submission of the original application.

These expenses must relate to a project grant application which has been approved for funding.

The cost must be incurred between the submission date of the original application and the official start date of the approved project.