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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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External Relations and Advancement


The Office of the Vice-President, External Relations was created in January 2009 and has experienced considerable success in establishing, growing and strengthening Ontario Tech University's relationships with important stakeholder groups including all levels of government, business and community partners, donors, students, alumni, faculty and staff. 

External Relations is comprised of the following:





Government and Community Relations

Government and Community Relations

Contact the ER office:


Susan McGovern

Susan McGovern
Vice-President, External Relations and Advancement
905.721.8668 ext. 3135


Joanne Nickel

Joanne Nickle
Senior Executive Assistant

905.721.8668 ext. 3146