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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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Learning environment

Officially opened in the 2011-2012 academic year, the Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC) is a 9,290-square-metre facility that houses Ontario Tech's unique-in-Canada education programs and research in:

  • Geothermal;
  • Hydraulic;
  • Hydrogen;
  • Natural gas;
  • Nuclear;
  • Radiation;
  • Solar; and
  • Wind energy technologies.

As the home of the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, the ERC enables leading-edge research in clean and green energies and technologies, and promotes Canada's entrepreneurial advantage through public-private research and commercialization partnerships.

The spacious, four-storey ERC features:

  • A spectacular glass-covered atrium;
  • A 72-seat lecture theatre;
  • Three 50-seat classrooms;
  • Two 30-seat tutorial rooms with flexible seating and multimedia capabilities;
  • Twelve labs;
  • Eleven student-study (breakout) rooms;
  • Dedicated working stations for graduate students; and
  • Offices for faculty and administration.

The ERC is the result of a joint $45.4-million investment from both the federal and provincial governments as part of the Government of Canada’s Knowledge Infrastructure Program.