International Atomic Energy Agency designates Ontario Tech University “collaborating centre”

Two masked delegates hold up signed agreement
Image: Ontario Tech University

Ontario Tech becomes the first Canadian collaborating centre in the IAEA’s international network.

MAY 11, 2021 – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has named UNENE-member Ontario Tech University as an official “collaborating centre” within its worldwide network.

The designation means Ontario Tech will support IAEA activities in the areas of integrated energy systems, advanced nuclear power reactors, including small modular reactors (SMRs), and initiatives such as non‑electric applications of nuclear energy.

“To be recognized by the IAEA as a collaborating centre firmly establishes our research as impactful on the international stage. The collaborative centre designation is a timely initiative given the momentum the university has in all aspects of energy,” said Ontario Tech President Steven Murphy.

The recognition by IAEA continues a long history of collaboration between Canadian universities and the international organization. This includes an ongoing partnership agreement between UNENE and IAEA as well as participation in the IAEA’s Nuclear Education Networks initiative which strengthens connections between Canadian universities and institutions abroad.

Click here to read the full announcement from Ontario Tech University.