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Jason Wight

Jason Wight

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Burke Science Building (BSB) 121

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Dr. Shinya Nagasaki

The Department of Engineering Physics is holding Seminar Series, where we have invited various speakers from alumni, current students, or external industry.


Jason Wight, Director of Engineering, PNGS, OPG.

Disruptive Innovation and its role in the future of Nuclear Energy

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Jason Wight, Director of Engineering at Pickering NGS will share his experiences in the Nuclear Industry, the current Innovation & Technology climate, and the future of Nuclear Energy both in Canada and the World. Disruptive technologies are enabling electrification but challenge a carbon-free economy as many parts of the world still live in energy poverty. Jason will discuss the role of new technologies, nuclear innovation, the role of the public & private sector, and the connection to the medical industry.  The role and opportunities for new engineers in the industry will be a focus of the discussion.


Jason began his career with Ontario Power Generation at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (PNGS) in 2000, after graduating from McMaster University with a degree in Engineering Physics.  He eventually progressed on to a variety of leadership positions including Section Manager of Rotating Equipment, Valve Programs, and Conventional Systems. He’s held Department Manager positions in Plant Design and Performance Engineering at Pickering, as well as the role of Design Authority at Darlington. Jason broadened his expertise outside of engineering by taking on roles such as Outage Control Centre Manager and the Assistant Maintenance Manager at PNGS.

In August 2016, Jason became the Director Station Engineering at Pickering.  He is passionate about Leadership & Innovation.  Jason is currently leading a Nuclear Fleet Initiative on Innovation & Technology to advance technological solutions within OPG’s nuclear fleet.  In his role, he has created an innovation accelerator, called ‘X-LAB’. The goals of the accelerator are to create an environment that encourages and fosters creative thinking across OPG, drive the development of out-of-the-box solutions, engage and attract employees, drive efficiency improvements, and develop new revenue streams.

In his spare time, Jason collects hobbies and enjoys hockey, curling, golf, and relaxing at the cottage! Jason currently resides in Brooklin, Ontario. And is a Fellow of the World Nuclear University.