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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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Ontario Tech to launch Canada’s International Atomic Energy Agency Collaborating Centre November 2 and 3

Heidi Hulan, Ambassador of Canada to Austria, and Chair, IAEA Board of Governors (left) and Mikhail Chudakov, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy hold plaque confirming Ontario Tech University's designation as an IAEA Collaborating Centre (virtual ceremony in Vienna, Austria, April 22, 2021).
Heidi Hulan, Ambassador of Canada to Austria, and Chair, IAEA Board of Governors (left) and Mikhail Chudakov, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy hold plaque confirming Ontario Tech University's designation as an IAEA Collaborating Centre (virtual ceremony in Vienna, Austria, April 22, 2021).

Ontario Tech University’s deep capacity in sustainable energy research and expertise is poised to play a leading role in helping Canada and the world respond to contemporary energy challenges related to climate change and the development of carbon-free electricity.

Recognizing the university’s strong reputation as a prominent centre of innovation, in April 2021 the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) designated Ontario Tech as the first Collaborating Centre in Canada to support IAEA activities on advanced nuclear power technology. The Centre is part of the university’s Brilliant Energy Institute.

On Tuesday, November 2 and Wednesday, November 3, the IAEA Collaborating Centre will officially launch with a virtual (Zoom) event that will include speakers from the IAEA and senior leaders from the nuclear industry. Ontario Tech experts will also share reflections highlighting the long-lasting collaboration and engagement between the different institutes and organizations.

Ontario Tech will also introduce some of its key energy stakeholders from different sectors, including Ontario Power Generation, Bruce Power, The University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, and many others.

The IAEA Collaborating Centre will focus on the development of micro and small modular reactors, non‑electric applications of nuclear energy, as well as the hybridization of nuclear and renewable energy sources in integrated energy systems for multi-purpose applications including hydrogen production, energy storage, and process heat applications.  

  • What: Launch of the IAEA Collaborating Centre at Ontario Tech University
  • When: Tuesday, November 2 and Wednesday, November 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. ET (2 to 4 p.m. Central European Time; the IAEA’s headquarters are in Vienna, Austria).
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“The new IAEA Collaborating Centre at Ontario Tech University is an opportunity for our researchers and industry partners to make valuable contributions to the energy sector around the world as we all make strides towards the transition to a carbon emissions-free future. As a part of the university’s Brilliant Energy Institute, the IAEA Collaborating Centre launch will provide participants with a window into the exciting developments on small modular reactors and integrated energy systems that we have planned at the university.”
-Dr. Les Jacobs, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, Ontario Tech University