Ontario Tech University commemorates donation by dedicating Bruce Power Thermalhydraulics Laboratory in its Energy Research Centre

Technology and innovation are at the core of our business and we’re proud to promote the education of future energy workers with a $250,000 donation to the Ontario Tech University.

During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Ontario Tech recognized the donation by designating a cutting-edge lab in its Energy Research Centre (ERC) as the Bruce Power Thermalhydraulics Laboratory. The University said the generous investment by Bruce Power will have a tremendous positive impact by offering students access to advanced facilities and resources.

“As a company, we value our people and the great education and skills they bring in helping us operate and innovate each and every day,” said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our continued collaboration with Ontario Tech University is helping to nurture and empower the next generation of energy workers and leaders.”

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, serving as a hub for Ontario Tech’s specialized education programs and research in geothermal, hydrogen, natural gas, nuclear, solar and wind energy technologies.

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

Bruce Power has a 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.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Saugeen Ojibway Nation Territory, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable nuclear power to families and businesses across the province and cancer-fighting medical isotopes around the world. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is a Canadian-owned partnership of TC Energy, OMERS, the Power Workers’ Union and The Society of United Professionals. Learn more at www.brucepower.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

For further information, please contact:

John Peevers – 519-386-3799 – john.peevers@brucepower.com

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Since opening in 2003, Ontario Tech has been a hub for groundbreaking research with real-world applications that improve the welfare of our people and planet. The University has grown into a highly sought-after post-secondary education institution for learning, teaching and working. The university has more than 11,000 students, 29,000 alumni and 2,500 employees.