Skip to main content
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

Sasha Baglay

Associate Professor

Legal Studies

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 506
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 3459


Dr. Sasha Baglay received her Master of Law degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Doctor of Jurisprudence from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto, Ontario. She joined Ontario Tech University in 2006. She specializes in immigration and refugee law and policy. In 2009-2010 she was the President of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies.

Curriculum vitae


  • SJD York University
  • LLM Dalhousie University
  • LLM, Comparative Constitutional Law Central European University

Courses taught

  • Criminal Law
  • Immigration and Refugee Law
  • International Human Rights
  • Prosecution and Sentencing
  • Public Law
  • Security and the Nation-state

Research and expertise

  • Canadian and comparative immigration law and policy
  • human rights
  • human trafficking
  • immigration federalism
  • refugee law, policy and protection


  • Recent publications
    • “Liberal government’s discourse on the 2017-18 Canada – US cross-border arrivals” (International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, forthcoming)
    • “Collateral Immigration Consequences in Sentencing: a Six-Year Review” (Saskatchewan Law Review, forthcoming in 2019)
    • “In the aftermath of R v Pham: a Comment on Certainty of Removal and Mitigation of Sentences” (2018) 41:4 Manitoba Law Review 181
    • “Who Is My Neighbour? The Duty of Care in Immigration Context: A Perspective from Canadian Case Law” (2016) 33:2 Windsor University Yearbook of Access to Justice 117