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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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IAEA Collaborating Centre

On April 22, 2021 in a virtual ceremony at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Ontario Tech received the designation as an IAEA Collaborating Centre - the first in Canada. The Collaborating Centre will support IAEA activities on advanced nuclear power technology and will be supported by the university’s newly established Brilliant Energy Institute. The Brilliant Energy Institute will harness the significant research and sectoral expertise at the university, in collaboration with other universities and industry partners, to mobilize Canada’s transition to a sustainable energy future and change how Canadians utilize energy for daily life. 

The scope of the IAEA Collaborating Centre covers integrated energy systems with advanced nuclear reactors with focus on Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) as well as hybrid nuclear-renewable energy systems and their multipurpose applications. This includes hydrogen production, desalination, district heating and cooling, along with other industrial applications. It also covers the role of such systems towards climate change mitigation. Through the Collaborating Centre, Ontario Tech continues promoting women in nuclear science and engineering as well as educational opportunities in member states of the IAEA.

In November 2021, Ontario Tech welcomed attendees from around the world to our live virtual IAEA Collaborating Centre launch event. The event featured speakers from the IAEA, senior leaders from the nuclear industry and energy stakeholders and esteemed Ontario Tech researchers spread over two days.

We would like to thank our attendees and speakers for participating in the launch event, including key energy stakeholders from Ontario Power Generation (OPG), Bruce Power, the University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE), Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and the Office of Chief Science Advisor.

Recordings from Day 1 and Day 2 are now available.


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