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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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Handling Your IP

The university is committed to creating a research environment that facilitates the development, protection, mobilization and commercialization of intellectual property in a manner that is fair, respectful of academic freedom and embedded in university culture.

Sharing knowledge created is at the heart of our mission, as we strive to solve real-world problems by creating IP that can bring benefit to the broader society.

To establish this, it is critical to understand how, when and what to share with internal and external community.  What are good practices to follow when dealing with your IP?  How can you protect yourself and your interests, but maintain an open channel?

It is important to understand the rights around the IP you create, and how to mobilize in a way that aligns with your interests, the university and external stakeholders.