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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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FESNS leadership to participate in Darlington nuclear licence renewal hearings

UOIT features extensive research related to nuclear engineering

Nuclear Atom

Two experts from University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) are among dozens of organizations and individuals who will share their expertise and views on Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) application to renew its operating licence for the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station.

UOIT Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (FESNS) Interim Dean Dr. Ed Waller, as well as Founding Dean Dr. George Bereznai, will participate in the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) public hearings November 2 to 5 in Courtice, Ontario.

OPG is seeking a 13-year renewal of its current licence at Darlington which expires on December 31.

“Electricity is a requirement to power our way of life in our society, and the energy choices in Ontario, and the world, are limited,” says Professor Waller, NSERC/UNENE Industrial Research Chair in Health Physics and Environmental Safety, and expert group Chair with the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR). “Nuclear energy is one of the cleanest forms of electricity generation, and Ontario has one of the most highly regulated, safety-conscious, secure and monitored industries in the world.” 

Since it opened in 2003, UOIT has demonstrated leadership in nuclear engineering and health physics through the development of courses in radiation protection, environmental radioactivity, and occupational health and safety. FESNS offers bachelor’s, master’s and

doctorate-level degrees as well as graduate diplomas.

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