Chad Richards

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Chad Richards
Director, New Nuclear & Net Zero Partnerships at the Nuclear Innovation Institute

BA (Hons) Political Science (concentration in International Relations), 2015

Chad is the Director of the Bruce Power Centre for New Nuclear & Net Zero Partnerships at the Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII). Through this work Chad seeks opportunities to for the nuclear industry to collaborate with communities, governments, and other sectors on projects to decarbonize our economy and reach net zero by 2050. The Centre also produces original research and thought leadership on the role of nuclear in a net zero future.

Prior to joining NII, Chad worked at the federal and provincial levels of government. He spent nearly 8 years working on Parliament Hill for a Member of Parliament which included employment in that office while completing his degree at Carleton. Chad also worked as a political staffer at Queen’s Park, serving as a Senior Advisor to the Associate Minister of Energy in Ontario.

Pursuing a degree in Political Science at Carleton University was invaluable. The exceptional instructors and atmosphere on campus provided the perfect setting to succeed academically. Meanwhile, the proximity to the ‘heart’ of Canadian politics gave me the opportunity to kick-start my professional career even before graduation. If you’re interested in a career in politics or public policy, Carleton is the perfect place to start.