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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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Michael Rencheck

Michael RencheckMichael W. Rencheck is President and Chief Executive Officer of Bruce Power. Mike has served in a number of senior roles over his 35-year career and prior to joining Bruce Power in 2016, he served as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer for AREVA Group overseeing its extensive global capital portfolio of nuclear and renewable projects.

Mike has been recognized by the National Safety Council for his leadership demonstrating a personal commitment to worker safety and health and was designated by the US Department of Energy as a STEM ambassador. In 2020, he was named the CEO of the Year by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce as part of the Ontario Business Achievement Awards.

He also has demonstrated a commitment to many organizations that make a difference in people’s lives including Habitat for Humanity and United Way. Mike is a Professional Engineer and certified senior reactor operator.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the Electric Power Research Institute and on advisory councils for several small modular reactor companies. He was named 2022 Leader of the Year by Electricity Human Resources Canada for championing Bruce Power’s commitment to equitable practices, strategies, and programs to benefit underrepresented communities.