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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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Alternative Dispute Resolution minor

What is the Alternative Dispute Resolution minor?

Alternative dispute resolution typically includes arbitration, mediation, early neutral evaluation, and conciliation and sentencing circles. It also offers a less-expensive and faster alternative to settling disputes and disagreements. In this specialization students will learn about the increasing importance placed on alternative ways of solving disputes outside the courtroom.

This minor consists of six courses or 18 credit hours. Students should be aware of course prerequisites needed to pursue this minor. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in the minor courses is required to successfully complete this minor.

What courses will I take?

To obtain a minor in Alternative Dispute Resolution, students must complete the following courses:

One other LGLS course at the 3000-level
LGLS 2940U – Legal Research Methods

Two ADR clusters (12 credit hours):

a) LGLS 3410U – Labour and Employment Law and LGLS 3610U – Employment and Mediation
b) LGLS 3130U – Family Law and LGLS 3600U
c) LGLS 2420U – Canadian Human Rights Law and LGLS 3620U – Human Rights Mediation
d) CRMN 2010U – Criminal Law and CRMN 4032U – Mediation and Conflict Resolution