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Fedoruk Centre Welcomes New Board Members

SASKATOON, SK – The Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation is pleased to announce the election of three esteemed Saskatchewan leaders to its Board of Directors. The three new directors were approved by the University of Saskatchewan’s Board of Governors, acting as the representatives of the Fedoruk Centre’s owner, the University of Saskatchewan, at the Fedoruk Centre’s AGM on June 25.

“We are very pleased to welcome these very talented leaders to the Board and look forward to their contribution as the Fedoruk Centre works to place Saskatchewan among global leaders in nuclear research, development and training for the benefit of the people of Saskatchewan,” says George Bereznai, Chair of the Fedoruk Centre’s Board.

The new directors are:

Tom Kishchuk, President and CEO of Hitachi Power Systems Canada Ltd. A native of Saskatoon, Mr. Kishchuk joined Hitachi in Saskatoon as a founding employee when Hitachi, Ltd. established their first manufacturing plant for power generation equipment to be built outside of Japan in 1988. Since then he has held a wide range of technical and leadership roles within the company with a constant focus on safety, environment, quality and continuous improvement. Mr. Kishchuk is a registered professional engineer and completed a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.Sc. in Materials Science at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the Province of Saskatchewan’s second nominee to the Board, joining Innovation Saskatchewan CEO Jerome Konecsni.

Don Deranger, Chairman, Points Athabasca Contracting. A former Vice-Chief of the Prince Albert Grand Council, Mr. Deranger has spent more than 25 years being actively involved in leading employment, training and economic development initiatives for First Nations people in northern Saskatchewan. In addition to his role as Chair of Points Athabasca Contracting, Mr. Deranger is also an advisor to the Athabasca Basin Development Corporation and is the past-president of Learning Together, a non-profit organization that works to build relations between aboriginal people and the mining industry. Mr. Deranger has served on the Board of Directors of Cameco Corporation since 2009, and also serves on the Mackenzie River Basin Board and the Keepers of the Athabasca Watershed board of directors.

Greg Fowler, Vice-President Finance and Resources, University of Saskatchewan. Mr. Fowler assumed the role of Vice-President Finance and Resources in June 2013 after an extensive and active career at the U of S in a number of areas related to finance, business administration and human resources, before being appointed as Acting Vice-President of Finance and Resources in April 2012. Very engaged in the community, Mr. Fowler serves on the provincial advisory board of the Saskatchewan Children’s Wish Foundation, and is a member of the Friendship Inn Board of Directors. Having served on the Board in an acting capacity since January 2013, Mr. Fowler holds the University of Saskatchewan’s second seat on the Board.


Established in December 2011, the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation aims to place Saskatchewan among global leaders in nuclear research, development and training through investment in partnerships with academia and industry for maximum societal and economic benefit. Working with Saskatchewan-based research leaders, our investments are intended to enable the acquisition, generation and interpretation of knowledge in the nuclear domain in the areas of nuclear medicine, materials research with nuclear methods, energy and safety engineering including small reactors, and managing the risks and benefits of nuclear technology for society and our environment. The Fedoruk Centre is funded by Innovation Saskatchewan as an independent, not-for-profit subsidiary of the University of Saskatchewan.


For more information contact:

Matthew Dalzell
Communications Officer
Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation
Phone: (306) 966-3379 Cell: (306) 280-6245