The following was written by Terry Dee, Director /Design & Experience at Rival Schools. He posted it to his personal blog at tdee.ca. TED was an exciting event for our whole company and the partners we worked with, and many people inside and outside contributed. Terry did nice job capturing the essence of what went on behind the scenes, and has kindly given permission for us to repost it here. Hope you enjoy it.
Last week, The Vancouver Sun ran a story from The Edmonton Journal about progress in the field of fusion energy and asked whether Canada “could be left in the dust in terms of research.”
While Canada has not had a national fusion program since the 1990s, there is an internationally recognized fusion effort right here in Metro Vancouver: General Fusion. And by far the largest concentration of fusion research and development in this country is also right here, at General Fusion’s Burnaby headquarters. With the progress the company is making and activity building around the world, the time is right to look at the opportunity for Canada in fusion energy.