Canadian Affairs Chair
North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN)
Matthew Mairinger is the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) Canadian Affairs Chair, NAYGN Canadian regional lead, and president of the NAYGN Durham chapter. NAYGN has 110 chapters across North American and provides opportunities for a young generation of nuclear enthusiasts to develop strong leadership and professional skills, create life-long connections, engage and inform the public, and inspire today’s nuclear technology professionals to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Matthew was awarded the NAYGN best individual achievement award and during his role as president the NAYGN Durham chapter won as the best NAYGN chapter in Canada. He is on the steering committee for the Society of United Professionals Young Professionals Network and is currently a member of: Canadian Nuclear Society, CANDU Owners Group (COG) Environmental Qualification (EQ) working group, Women in Nuclear (WiN), and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) External Flooding Technical Advisory Group.
Matthew is a Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario and received his Bachelor of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering degree from University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). He has over five years of experience working at Ontario Power Generation and is the senior advisor in stakeholder relations at the Pickering nuclear plant.