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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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Department of Energy and Nuclear Engineering

The Department of Energy and Nuclear Engineering offers Canada's only undergraduate Nuclear Engineering program and rates third in North America for Nuclear Engineering graduates at the Bachelor's level. 

Energy systems and nuclear science are interesting, challenging and important areas of study, presenting significant employment opportunities in various technical areas for engineers and scientists. In brief, we strive to continuously learn and understand the safe, reliable and efficient generation of environmentally-conscious energy. Different forms of energy include fossil fuels, hydro, geothermal, nuclear, solar and wind, as well as emerging technologies such as energy storage. Electricity is perhaps the main “product” of energy. However, there are many applications of nuclear technology and radiation, encompassing the environment, industries (manufacturing), radiation protection, regulation and public health. Energy is a large-scale challenge for humankind as it is often linked to climate change.

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The Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (FESNS) has been reconfigured as the Department of Energy and Nuclear Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS).


Ontario Tech is a leader in energy and nuclear engineering research. Our faculty and students are engaged in several innovative research projects, involving modelling, simulation and numerical computations using high-end workstations. Click on the links to read more about core research areas and our faculty members.

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