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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

2019 Dr. Deborah Saucier Early Researcher Award

Notice of Intent Deadline: June 5, 2019

Full application Deadline: June 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm

The Dr. Deborah Saucier Early Researcher Award (DS-ERA) is a research grant that was established to honour the former Provost’s commitment to research, discovery and innovation at Ontario Tech University. The purpose of this award is to support early career researchers to develop competitive, high-quality programs of research, scholarship and creative activity, and to build strong records of achievement in their fields. There will be one award available in the 2019 competition. Applicants may request up to $25,000 to fund their costs of research over a 12-month period.

Eligibility Criteria

The DS-ERA is open to pre-tenured faculty members from any faculty at Ontario Tech. Pre-tenured faculty members are eligible to apply up to and including the year in which they are under review for tenure. There is no limit to the number of times a pre-tenured faculty member may hold this award. Co-applicants are permitted but must meet all eligibility criteria.

How to Apply

  1. Review guidelines
  2. Complete the Notice of Intent (NOI) Form and submit to by June 5, 2019, using the subject line: 2019 Deb Saucier ERA NOI – [Applicant Name]. 
  3. Complete the Application Form and obtain required signatures. 
  4. Prepare the required attachments (see guidelines).
  5. Save the application form and attachments into ONE pdf binder with filename 2019 DS-ERA – [Applicant Last Name]. Please do not submit any scanned documents (other than the application form if necessary for signatures).
  6. Submit application by email to by 5:00pm on June 24, 2019. Use the subject line: 2019 Deb Saucier ERA Application – [Applicant Name]


Please contact:

Ewa Stewart, Grants Officer,

Office of Research Services | 905-721-8668 x6584