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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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Selection process

Description of the process for selecting students for a research practicum project placements: 

Verification of Minimum Requirements: Students' applications are first screened to ensure they meet the minimum requirements, such as a minimum GPA of 2.7.

Review of Ranking of Projects by Students: Students rank the available projects based on their preferences and interest.

Assignment of Projects to Research Tutors: Research tutors receive the names of students who selected their project as their first choice. Note that research tutors also see the other two projects that the students selected, and their ranking. 

Ranking of Students by Research Tutors: Research tutors rank the students who selected their project based on criteria such as qualifications, academic achievements, letter of interest, previous experience and suitability.

Reassignment of Students: Students not selected for their first-choice project are placed back into the pool. Their applications are then sent to the research tutor selected as their second choice. This process may be repeated for the third choice if needed.

Final Assignment of Projects: Based on the rankings provided by the students and by the research tutors, as well as project availability, students are assigned to projects. 

It is important for students to understand that they may not be able to undertake their top-ranked project due to competition and limited availability. Students should also note that meeting all the cutoff requirements does not guarantee selection for any project, as availability varies annually.