Media Advisory - Ontario Energy Minister Dwight Duncan to help open Ontario Power Generation Engineering building



    Tours and demonstrations planned to mark opening of state-of-the-art
    facility working to meet the needs of the next generation of students

    OSHAWA, ON, March 30 /CNW/ - Ontario Energy Minister Dwight Duncan will
receive a first-hand view of how the University of Ontario Institute of
Technology (UOIT) and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) are working together to
help meet the needs of next-generation students and address Ontario's future
energy requirements, when he visits UOIT to take part in the official opening
of the state-of-the-art OPG Engineering building at the university's Oshawa,
Ontario campus.
    The opening of the 40,000-square-foot, three-storey building will feature
demonstrations of robot pick and placement movements and an incredible 3-D
scanning process used in reverse engineering applications. Tom Mitchell, chief
nuclear officer at OPG, and Dr. Ronald Bordessa, president of UOIT, will
welcome Duncan, along with students, faculty and staff; OPG partners;
municipal government officials; local dignitaries; and members of the business
and academic community to celebrate the official opening of the OPG
Engineering building.
    The building features 17 state-of-the-art labs, including the Emerging
Energy Systems and Power Systems labs, and industry-specific technology that
provides UOIT students with the exceptional hands-on experience that will make
them in-demand, next-generation engineers upon graduation. UOIT also offers
Canada's only degree program in nuclear engineering.

    Who:
    Dwight Duncan, Ontario minister of Energy;
    Tom Mitchell, chief nuclear officer, OPG;
    Dr. Ronald Bordessa, president, UOIT; and
    Patrick McNeil, chair, UOIT Board of Governors.

    When:
    Today - Friday, March 30, 2007
    11 a.m. to noon

    Where:
    UOIT
    OPG Engineering building, Rooms 2045 and 2050
    2000 Simcoe Street North
    Oshawa, Ontario

    Parking:
    Enter off of Conlin Road and proceed to the Founders 3 parking lot.





For further information:

For further information: Tony Doyle, Communications and Marketing, (905)
721-3111 ext. 2209, tony.doyle@uoit.ca

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