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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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Space management principles


Space is a valuable institutional resource that needs to be managed appropriately, and allocated strategically, to support teaching, research, service and support activities critical to the mission of the university. The university defines space as any owned, leased, or other space where university business activities are conducted. The space needs are great and vary across the university; however, within the diversity of needs for space, there exist several overarching space management principles. Application of these principles will establish a collegial governance framework to effectively and efficiently use existing space, renovate space, or proactively seek support for the creation of new space.


  • As an institutional asset, all space belongs to the university, with the university having ultimate responsibility for the overall equitable and optimum allocation of space.
  • Space is allocated by the university. These space assignments are dynamic and may be adjusted over time to meet strategic priorities and the mission of the university.
  • Accountability for space management begins locally. To this end, faculties and units will review their space allocations annually within the context of the multi-year plan to ensure the best possible use of allocated space.
  • To ensure transparency and accountability, the university shall provide an annual report of all allocated space to faculties and units.
  • To ensure equitable and optimum allocation of space, all space-related changes or requirements will be managed through the integrated space management process. The process will evaluate space needs based on strategic priorities and the mission of the university.