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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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Invited Speakers & Panelists

  

Kirk Atkinson
Ontario Tech

 

  

Canon Bryan
Terrestrial Energy

 

Alina Constantin
IAEA

 

Ibrahim Dincer
Ontario Tech

 

Jerry Hopwood
UNENE

 

Sonia Iqbal
COG

 

 

Wes Johnsen
Bruce Power

 

Xianguo Li
UWaterloo

 

Carlos Lorencez
COG

 

Sam McDemott
Enbridge

 

 

Célestin Piette
Tractebel

 

Igor Pioro
Ontario Tech

 

Chad Richards
Nuclear Innovation Institute

 

Ry Smith
Change Energy

 

William Smith
Terrestrial Energy

 

Hadid Subki
IAEA

 

Alan Tan
Next Hydrogen

 

Elina Teplinsky
Pillsbury