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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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What We Do

The Research Ethics Board is responsible for reviewing all research involving human participants conducted by Ontario Tech’s faculty members, staff, or students, regardless of where the research is conducted to ensure the safety and well-being of the human participants.

This also applies to research conducted on Ontario Tech premises by researchers who are not members of the university community. The REB ensures compliance with Canada’s Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans. The Board is also responsible for educating the Ontario Tech community and setting University policies with respect to research involving human participants.

Who We Are

The Ontario Tech REB is the University’s Research Ethics Board.

Our Board members are drawn from a wide range of disciplines and faculties, concentrating on those where research involving humans occurs. In addition, the Board has representation from the community external to Ontario Tech.

If you are interested in becoming a Board member, please contact the Research Ethics Office.