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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

Faculty Services

The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation offers centralized services to support the goals of all researchers and act as the central co-ordination point for research grant, partnership and contract services.

Specific services include:

  • Funding
    • Identify opportunities and offer grant development support for faculty researchers.
    • Kick-start approved research projects. 
    • Manage research funds and identify next steps. 
  • Research partnerships
    • Identify potential partners and support the development of new research partnerships.
    • Recommend appropriate partnership funding programs.
    • Liaise with partner to develop a research contract.
  • Ethics and safety

    Support for all research regulatory and compliance committees including:

    • Animal Care Committee
    • Biosafety Committee
    • Radiation Safety Committee
    • Research Ethics Board
  • Intellectual property (IP)
    • Mobilize intellectual property and disseminate research.
    • Support IP protection, commercialization, and mobilization.
    • Provide educational talks, and IP assessment and market analysis for new invention disclosures.
  • Undergraduate student research
  • Policies and procedures
    • Establish and implement research policies and procedures.
  • Liaise and advocate
    • Communicate and advocate with research funding agencies, including the tri-council, other government agencies, foundations, community organizations and private companies.
  • Research data management (RDM)
    • Support capacity building surrounding research data management (RDM), which is related to the collection, storage, preservation and access to data produced from a given investigation.
    • Establish the institutional RDM strategy for Ontario Tech and raise awareness university-wide.
  • Post-award activities
    • Co-ordinate extensions, significant changes to budgets, changes to research team/interns, company partners, transfer of funds, etc.