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NSERC and Natural Resources Canada partner to fund research on small modular reactors

NSERC and Natural Resources Canada partner to fund research on small modular reactors

FEBRUARY 6, 2023 – The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) are pleased to announce a new partnership to fund research on small modular reactors (SMR) through NSERC’s Alliance grants program. This partnership will support  the goals of the 2022 Federal Budget to position Canada as a clean energy leader, and of […]

 
2022 UNENE R&D Workshop Review

2022 UNENE R&D Workshop Review

DECEMBER 29, 2022 – UNENE’s Annual R&D Workshop returned in person for the first time in three years. From December 12 to 14, 2022, we welcomed many from our UNENE world to share progress, give updates, and discuss future directions. Members of industry and academia alike led keynote speeches on topics ranging from nuclear sustainability and education […]

 
Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) are pleased to announce a new initiative to support university research on small modular reactors.

 
UNENE Members celebrate International Women’s Day

UNENE Members celebrate International Women’s Day

ada, UNENE members are celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD). This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias and the universities stepped up to share their experiences, challenges, accomplishments and plans for the future.

 
UNENE president reflects on the 1989 Polytechnique shooting

UNENE president reflects on the 1989 Polytechnique shooting

Dec. 6 marks the anniversary of the École Polytechnique shooting, where 14 young women were killed in a gender-based attack in an engineering classroom. UNENE president, Jerry Hopwood, reflects on this day and affirms the importance of ensuring gender equality in the nuclear engineering sector.

 
Nov. 30 deadline for NSERC grants available to Canadian academic researchers

Nov. 30 deadline for NSERC grants available to Canadian academic researchers

Nov. 30 deadline for Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) grants to support research, to fill knowledge gaps which could have emerged from the pandemic or as a response to new economic opportunities.

 
New Canadian IAEA Collaborating Centre launches with two-day virtual event

New Canadian IAEA Collaborating Centre launches with two-day virtual event

Ontario Tech University, a UNENE network member, is the host site for the International Atomic Energy Agency’s first Canadian Collaborating Centre. The centre will support innovation in advanced nuclear technology and will help Canada respond to energy challenges nationally and internationally.

 
Open faculty position (Canada Research Chair Tier 2) in SMRs

Open faculty position (Canada Research Chair Tier 2) in SMRs

The University of Regina has an open faculty position for the nomination of a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the area of small modular reactors (SMRs) safety and licensing.

 
Ontario Tech student talks about fighting climate change in Maclean’s magazine

Ontario Tech student talks about fighting climate change in Maclean’s magazine

Ontario Tech engineering student, Tanner McBride, discusses his passion for nuclear engineering and his beliefs on limiting carbon emissions through nuclear power.

 
UNENE members honour Orange Shirt Day

UNENE members honour Orange Shirt Day

UNENE university members will lead events and educational campaigns to honour Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30.