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Bruce Power expands partnership with Ontario Tech University through generous capital investment

Ceremony to commemorate the naming of the Bruce Power Thermalhydraulics Laboratory in Ontario Tech University's Energy Research Centre. (May 7, 2024)
Ceremony to commemorate the naming of the Bruce Power Thermalhydraulics Laboratory in Ontario Tech University's Energy Research Centre. (May 7, 2024)

OSHAWA, ONTARIO – Ontario Tech gratefully acknowledges a major capital gift from Bruce Power. During a May 7 ceremony in the university’s Energy Research Centre (ERC), Ontario Tech commemorated Bruce Power’s $250,000 donation by designating a cutting-edge main floor ERC lab as the Bruce Power Thermalhydraulics Laboratory.

The ERC houses the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science’s Nuclear Engineering programs, the Centre for Small Modular Reactors, and other energy labs and learning spaces. It serves as a hub for Ontario Tech's unique-in-Canada education programs and research in geothermal, hydrogen, natural gas, nuclear, solar and wind energy technologies.

The generous investment by Bruce Power will have a tremendous positive impact on the university community by offering access to advanced facilities and resources. The Bruce Power Thermalhydraulics Laboratory conducts research that contributes to safety and reliability of nuclear power plants. Research in thermalhydraulics ensures efficient heat transfer, maintains reactor safety, and optimizes energy production by managing coolant flow and temperature distribution within the system.

In addition to enhancing important nuclear energy research, this gift is essential in supporting the university’s ‘tech with a conscience’ ethos—the foundational belief that the pursuit of technological advancement must be coupled with deliberate ethical consideration, ensuring that our innovations contribute positively to humanity and our planet.

Bruce Power has a robust history of collaboration with Ontario Tech, exemplified by such initiatives as the Bruce Power Engineering Internships for Women program. This program plays an instrumental role in building a more inclusive nuclear sector workforce by nurturing a diverse pipeline of future energy professionals. Participating Ontario Tech students benefit from invaluable hands-on learning experiences and mentorship opportunities that facilitate their transition into careers in the nuclear energy sector.

Since opening its doors in 2003, Ontario Tech has been a hub for groundbreaking research with real-world applications, that improve the welfare of our people and planet.


“We at Bruce Power take immense pride in our ongoing collaboration with Ontario Tech University, recognizing the importance of capital investment in nurturing a young and thriving post-secondary institution. It brings profound satisfaction to champion Ontario Tech’s commitment to cultivating and empowering the next generation of energy leaders.”
-Michael Rencheck, President and CEO, Bruce Power

“Ontario Tech University values its dynamic partnership with Bruce Power and we are incredibly grateful for their generous additional investment in our students and our facilities and technology infrastructure. We are proud to recognize one of Canada’s leading energy providers through the naming of the Bruce Power Thermalhydraulics Laboratory, testament to our shared commitment to impactful research and real-world problem solving.”
-Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ontario Tech University


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