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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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Ethics, Safety and Research Conduct

We commit to maintaining a safe and healthy work and learning environment for faculty, students, staff and research participants while ensuring the protection of the external community and environment. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that research is conducted in a safe, ethical and responsible manner including policies for research involving humans, animals, radiation and laser safety, and biosafety. The university also ensures that researchers follow provincial, federal and international guidelines, regulations and legislation. 

We provide support to the research community, helping to navigate regulatory and funding obligations through the maintenance of four review committees: 

Note: All research and teaching involving humans, animals, radiation, and/or biohazards undertaken at the university or conducted by university faculty, students and staff requires review and approval. Research may only begin once all university approvals/certifications, institutional requirements or governmental authorizations are obtained.