Nuclear Panel Discussion


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November 20th, 2014

Sanford Fleming Building, Room 1105

10 King’s College Road

With the increasing demand for energy, higher cost alternatives are becoming more economically viable. However, does the refurbishment of nuclear energy infrastructure coincide with Ontario’s commitment to conservation and efficiency? How will the public’s perception of nuclear energy and associated safety issues impact the future of nuclear in Ontario? The University of Toronto Energy Fair (UTEF) Nuclear Panel Discussion will be a platform on Thursday, November 20th (6:30 PM, Sanford Fleming 1105) revolving around the issue of the future of nuclear power in Ontario. The discussion will focus on both Ontario’s current state of nuclear energy and its changing state and will feature voices both for and against the place of nuclear energy in Ontario’s long-term energy plan.  The confirmed speakers are listed below:

Panelist: Michael Ivanco – President of SPEA and Senior Scientist of Candu Energy (successor company to the engineering division of Atomic Energy of Canada)

Panelist: Eric Jelinski – Nuclear Engineering Professor at the University of Toronto and former employee at Ontario Power Generation

Panelist: Shawn-Patrick Stensil – Energy and Climate campaigner at Greenpeace (nuclear specialist)

Panelist: Jack Gibbons – Ontario Clean Air Alliance Chair

Panelist: Paul McIntosh – VP Business Development, Terrestrial Energy,http://terrestrialenergy.com/

Moderator: Henry Vehovec – President, MindFirst, Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto