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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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Ontario Tech announces new and reappointed members of its Board of Governors

Charles Hall at Ontario Tech University's downtown Oshawa campus location.
Charles Hall at Ontario Tech University's downtown Oshawa campus location.

Ontario Tech University has strengthened its leadership and governance with the addition of several new members to the university’s Board. These individuals were selected because of their personal experience, skills, leadership and community involvement.

Six external and internal members joined the Board in 2023:

  • External members:
    • Frank Carnevale, Managing Director, Growth, BHC Canada.
    • Lisa McBride, Vice-President, Country Leader, GE Hitachi SMR Canada.
    • Gaurav Singh, Chief Operating Officer, Tangerine.
    • Emily Whetung, Chief Emerita of Curve Lake First Nation; and Director, Indigenous Partnerships and Business Development, Ontario Power Generation.
  • Internal members:

The following internal board members were elected in March; their terms commenced in September:

  • Teaching Staff Governor: Hannah Scott, Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.
  • Student Governor: Michael Watterworth, Health Sciences PhD candidate specializing in Biomechanics and Ergonomics.

In 2024, the Board of Governors will also welcome three additional external members:

  • Paul Burns, former Managing Director, Twitter Canada.
  • Neeraj Grotra, Chief Information Officer, Kinectrics Inc.
  • Laura Money, Executive Vice-President, Chief Information and Technology Innovation Officer, Sun Life.


The Board of Governors also reappointed Laura Elliott as Chair, and Maria Saros and Lynne Zucker as Vice-Chair, for one-year terms.

See the full list of current board members, and learn more about the role of the Board of Governors.