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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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Ontario Tech University is a key source of young talent for the nuclear industry. We offer Canada’s only undergraduate honours Nuclear Engineering program and rate third in North America for Nuclear Engineering graduates at the Bachelor’s level (behind Penn State University and Texas A&M University). We also offer unique programs in Health Physics and Radiation Science.

Applications that involve nuclear techniques benefit many aspects of our lives: 

  • One in three hospital visits involves a nuclear procedure for either diagnosis or treatment;
  • Industry uses nuclear tools for accurate measurements and the non-destructive testing of materials;
  • Food irradiation is extending the shelf-life of agricultural products; and
  • Medical products and various consumables are sterilized by radiation to assure they are free of bacteria.

All of these exciting areas of nuclear engineering depend on qualified people to design and develop new techniques, operate and maintain existing equipment, and ensure the benefits of nuclear technology are applied as widely as possible. As a graduate of the nuclear engineering program, you will become the type of 'thinker, doer, and leader' who is valued by society in Canada and throughout the world.

The extensive use of technology-enriched learning at Ontario Tech will help you acquire the knowledge needed to be successful in attaining your degree and applying this knowledge after graduation. Whether you choose research, equipment design and development, nuclear plant operation, business or other areas of application, computers and the Internet are key to your success in finding and using information, and in creating new knowledge, whether you choose to pursue:

  • Business;
  • Equipment design and development;
  • Nuclear plant operation;
  • Research; or
  • Other areas of application.

 

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