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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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A research and student team led by Mr. Sharman Perera and Dr. Anthony Waker recently developed a cost effective and highly efficient neutron detection system at the Ontario Tech University XY Labs. The Automated Neutron Spectroscopy (ANS) System is a geometry changing neutron detector which will automatically fill with working fluid at specified intervals while taking readings for the number of neutron counts. As the thickness of the working fluid increases, the BF3 (Boron tri-Floride) detector will be pulled upwards by an automated pulley system to ensure the detector always remains in the center of the volume of the moderator. The system then organizes all neutron versus thickness data points in real time and processes it through the ANS software to determine the spectrum of the source producing the neutrons using an unfolding technique. Target Markets: Nuclear Power/Waste, CBRNE, Defense, Neutron detection


The introduction of a simple, yet robust, novel and reliable method of producing 99Mo using CANDU reactors to support the future of medical imaging. Relevant markets: nuclear industry, medical-isotope producers and the fuel-bundle production industry.

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An easy-to-use handheld device that can triage a patient in less than 20 seconds to determine radioactive exposure in the case of a nuclear accident. Target markets: first responders, military, nuclear power plants and health care (emergency medical services).

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