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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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Meet the Project Team

Jennifer Freeman, MSc

 Ontario Tech's CNSC License Authority

Executive Director, Research Services


Vice-President Research and Innovation

905.721.8668 ext. 3692 

Francis Arnaldo, MSc, RBSO, CRPA(R)

Subcritical Assembly Project Lead

Biosafety and Radiation Safety Officer, Research Services


Vice-President Research and Innovation

905.721.8668 ext. 6316 

Kirk Atkinson, PhD

Technical Lead

Director of The Centre for Small Modular Reactors

Associate Professor and Associate Industrial Research Chair


Department of Energy and Nuclear Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

905.721.8668 ext. 5501 

The Project Team would like to acknowledge that the Project is supported by faculty and staff members through their respective role at Ontario Tech University. 

The Subcritical Assembly Project would not be possible without their efforts.