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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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Sustainability Committee

The university's Sustainability Committee is made up of staff, faculty and student ambassadors who share the vision of strengthening sustainability practices on campus and in the community through active involvement.



Isabel Savransky

Asset and Sustainability Planner

Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability (OCIS)


Ken Bright




Daniel Hoornweg, PhD

Associate Professor and Richard Marceau Research Chair

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science


Peter Stoett, PhD


Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSSH)


Pariss Garramone

Assistant Teaching Professor



Mary Olaveson

Associate Teaching Professor

Faculty of Science


Gregory Malandrucco

Sessional Instructor 



Sheila Rhodes

Assistant Teaching Professor

Faculty of Education


Robin Kay

Professor and Dean

Faculty of Education


Dale Andersen-Giberson

Accessibility and Accomodation Specialist

Student Life


Lia Van Wees

Grounds/Gardens Supervisor


Cheryl Lumley

Project Officer


Deanna Young

Architectural Planner



Elisa Beverley

Administrative Assistant, Office of Research Services

Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation


Shana Fillatrau

Project Coordinator

Brilliant Energy Institute


Krista Elliot


Student Learning Centre


Karyn Douglas

Office Assistant


Tina Petralito

Student Information Assistant

Student Life - Operations

Fiona McArthur

Strategic Project Manager

Office of the President 


Anupriya Dubey

Bahelor of Science in Computer Science

Faculty of Science


Danielle Culp

Planning Analyst

Planning and Economic Development Department, Regional Municipality of Durham

Ontario Tech-DC Joint Sustainability Committee

The Ontario Tech University-Durham College (Ontario Tech-DC) Joint Sustainability Committee is an advisory body reporting to the college and university presidents.