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Ontario Energy Minister Dwight Duncan to help open Ontario Power Generation Engineering building

Tours and demonstrations planned to mark opening of state-of-the-art facility working to meet the needs of the next generation of students

OSHAWA, Ont. - Ontario Energy Minister Dwight Duncan will receive a first-hand view of how the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) are working together to help meet the needs of next-generation students and address Ontario's future energy requirements, when he visits UOIT to take part in the official opening of the state-of-the-art OPG Engineering building at the university's Oshawa, Ontario campus.

The opening of the 40,000-square-foot, three-storey building will feature demonstrations of robot pick and placement movements and an incredible 3-D scanning process used in reverse engineering applications. Tom Mitchell, chief nuclear officer at OPG, and Dr. Ronald Bordessa, president of UOIT, will welcome Duncan, along with students, faculty and staff; OPG partners; municipal government officials; local dignitaries; and members of the business and academic community to celebrate the official opening of the OPG Engineering building.

The building features 17 state-of-the-art labs, including the Emerging Energy Systems and Power Systems labs, and industry-specific technology that provides UOIT students with the exceptional hands-on experience that will make them in-demand, next-generation engineers upon graduation. UOIT also offers Canada's only degree program in nuclear engineering.

Dwight Duncan, Ontario minister of Energy;
Tom Mitchell, chief nuclear officer, OPG;
Dr. Ronald Bordessa, president, UOIT; and
Patrick McNeil, chair, UOIT Board of Governors.

Today - Friday, March 30, 2007
11 a.m. to noon

OPG Engineering building, Rooms 2045 and 2050
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario

Enter off of Conlin Road and proceed to the Founders 3 parking lot.

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