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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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Animal Care Committee

We ensure all research and teaching activities conducted by our faculty, staff and students adhere to the:

We also hold a Good Animal Practice certificate from the CCAC and are in good standing with the Animals for Research Act requirements.

The Animal Care Committee (ACC), appointed by, and accountable to, the Vice-President, Research and Innovation helps us meet our regulatory requirements and is responsible for:

  • Conducting ethical reviews and monitoring approval for all proposed uses of animals in research (including field studies, teaching and testing).
  • Establishing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.

Researchers seeking approval to use animals in research must:

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ACC resources: