On Monday, May 29, UNENE had the opportunity to meet with The Honourable Todd Smith, Minister of Energy, and The Honourable Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities, during their visit to McMaster University, to discuss the nuclear education landscape in Ontario. Our group of esteemed researchers, UNENE students, and UNENE alumni shared their perspectives from within industry and […]
On May 17, the IAEA will host a webinar to share more about the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (MSCFP), discuss possibilities and strategies for collaboration with universities and relevant associations as well as answer any questions you may have.
The annual Canadian Nuclear Association conference was held from 12-14 April. “Together for Net Zero,” landed on the heels of a federal commitment to radical decarbonisation and a budget that recognised the need for nuclear integration deeper within Canada’s energy strategy. It’s opening the door to a national nuclear opportunity, NEI contributor, Jacquie Hoornweg reports.
Applications opening soon for the IAEA’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme for women in nuclear
The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (MSCFP) aims to inspire and encourage young women to pursue a career in nuclear related fields, by providing highly motivated female students with scholarships for Master’s programmes and an opportunity to pursue an internship facilitated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The next application call is scheduled to open in mid-July 2022 and will close by beginning of October 2022.
IAEA holds student video contest on the role of nuclear in the fight against climate change, deadline Feb. 28
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) invites student to submit videos for a contest on the role of nuclear technology in addressing climate change. Finalist videos will be presented at the International Conference on Nuclear Knowledge Management and Human Resource Development: Challenges and Opportunities in Moscow this summer.
Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) engaged with Canadian and Indigenous peoples about Canada’s Integrated Strategy on Radioactive Waste and released a What We Heard report on the commonly heard themes.
Natural Resources Canada releases a report entitled What We Heard: Modernizing Canada’s Policy for Radioactive Waste Management and Decommissioning and invites feedback on policy.
As Canada’s federally owned nuclear science and technology organization turns 70, Nuclear Engineering International Magazine featured the company in its December 2021 issue. Jacquie Hoornweg, Executive Director, Brilliant Energy Institute, looks at the links between Atomic Energy Canada Limited, Canada’s nuclear history, and the country’s vision for a net-zero future.
Leaders of Canada’s electricity sector announce new alliance to help meet Canada’s net-zero emissions targets
On Oct. 13, six major electricity associations announced the creation of Electricity Alliance Canada (EAC), a coalition to help meet Canada’s commitment to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Numerous studies suggest a doubling or even tripling of electricity supply will be required to support the efforts.
If you are trying to get a handle on the role of hydrogen in the clean energy economy and how nuclear plays into that, take a read of this report by UNENE partner, Nuclear Innovation Institute.