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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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How do I add an attachment?

The Attachments tab allows you to upload documents to submit with your project application. Attachments that may be required for your project include (but are not limited to):

  • consent form/information sheets
  • permissions/approval letters from external organizations
  • recruitment materials (scripts, posters, online correspondence, etc.)
  • data collection materials
  • participant materials (handouts, thank you forms, agreement to participate in research for minors, etc.)
  • confidentiality agreement templates
  • TCPS2: CORE completion certificate
Accepted file formats
  • Portable Document Format (.pdf)
  • MS Word (.doc/.docx)
  • MS Excel (.xls/.xlsx)
  • MS PowerPoint (.ppt/.pptx/.pps/.ppsx)
  • Text Document (.txt) 
  • JPEG image (.jpeg/.jpg)
  • Graphic image (.png/.gif)

Note: Compressed files (.zip, .7z, etc.) are not accepted; please upload each file individually.

All files must be labelled appropriately. If an application is submitted with any other type of attachment or without labels/descriptions, the application will not be reviewed and will be returned to the researcher to convert the attached file to an acceptable format. This will delay the review of your application.


How to add an attachment to your application:
  1. From the Attachments tab, select the Add Attachment button (see Figure 1).
  2. Select the Choose File button and browse to find the attachment on your hard drive or network drive, then choose a document type from the Doc/Agreement dropdown list (if the document type is not available, type a description of the document). Then select the Add Attachment button (see Figure 2).
Figure 1: Add an attachment to the application

Screenshot of an open application. Top red circle highlights the “Attachments” tab. Second red circle highlights “Add Attachment” button.

Figure 2: Browse for document and specify the document type

Screenshot of “Add Attachment” window with sequence of steps. First, “Choose File” button. Text in image: “When a file is selected the file name will appear here”. Second, drop-down menu of doc/agreement type. Third, the “Add Attachment” button. Text in image pointing to “Description” box: “If the type of document is not available from the Doc/Agreement dropdown list, type a description of the document here”.

After the document is attached, you will see it listed at the bottom of the Attachments tab (see Figure 3). You can edit the description or the doc/agreement category by selecting the Edit button. You may also delete a document by selecting the Delete button.

Figure 3: Document attached to application

Add an Attachment

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