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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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Pamela Ritchie
PhD (Research Leave)



Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Business and Information Technology Building North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5



Dr. Pamela Ritchie was the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Information Technology from July 2008 to June 2018. Prior to joining Ontario Tech University, she was Professor of Accounting at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Fredericton. She also served as Associate Dean (Research and Outreach) for the Faculty of Business Administration at UNB. At that time, she was responsible for setting up Bachelor of Business Administration partnership programs in Trinidad and Egypt. She also oversaw the development of an undergraduate co-op program in business and an MBA internship program.

After joining Ontario Tech University, Dr. Ritchie served on various university committees, the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and on the Executive Committee of the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance (GTMA).

In addition to producing numerous publications and presentations, she was a founding member of the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Transportation, past Vice-President (Programs and Publications) and past Vice-President (Awards) for the Canadian Transportation Research Forum.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
  • Master of Science in Accounting University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan
  • PhD in Accounting and Finance University of Lancaster, U.K.