Skip to main content
COVID-19 information and screening Learn how we’re keeping our campus community safe, healthy and engaged during our gradual return to campus.
Note: The university’s mandatory vaccine directive is now in effect. Learn more about vaccine requirements.
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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Administrative staff


Peter Stoett, PhD
Bordessa Hall, Room 415
905.721.8668 ext. 5856

Associate Dean

Andrea Slane, PhD
Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Programs

Bordessa Hall, Room 507
905.721.8668 ext. 2844

Assistant Dean

Steven Downing, PhD
Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies
Bordessa Hall, Room 504
905.721.8668 ext. 3805


Support staff

Kirstie Ayotte
Executive Assistant
Bordessa Hall, Room 412
905.721.8668 ext. 5364 

Karyn Douglas
Office Assistant 
Bordessa Hall, Room 413
905.721.8668 ext. 2954 

Aaron Mitchell
Director, Planning and Operations
Bordessa Hall, Room 409
905.721.8668 ext. 2425



Kim Mitchell
Program Assistant – Finance & Contracts
Bordessa Hall, Room 411
905.721.8668 ext. 3762  

Michelle Patterson 
Academic Planning Specialist
Bordessa Hall, Room 408
905.721.8668 ext. 5854 

Cheryl Simmons
Graduate Program Assistant
Bordessa Hall, Room 411
905.721.8668 ext. 3403 

Dan Walters
Practicum and Internship Co-ordinator
Bordessa Hall, Room 406
905.721.8668 ext. 2981