University network

 
 
International Atomic Energy Agency designates Ontario Tech University “collaborating centre”

International Atomic Energy Agency designates Ontario Tech University “collaborating centre”

UNENE-member becomes first Canadian university to receive international designation.

 
Universities take action in support of Canada’s SMR plans

Universities take action in support of Canada’s SMR plans

As part of Canada’s Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Action Plan, University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE), along with its members and partners, have made commitments to contribute to SMR research, development and training, across the country.

 
New AVP will build on McMaster’s excellence in nuclear research

New AVP will build on McMaster’s excellence in nuclear research

McMaster University alumnus and former International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Radiation Safety Head, Dave Tucker, returns to Canada in new nuclear-focused leadership role.

 
Université de Moncton partners with New Brunswick Power to launch a Centre for Artificial Intelligence

Université de Moncton partners with New Brunswick Power to launch a Centre for Artificial Intelligence

With a $1.7 million investment from the utility and other funders, the research facility will provide artificial intelligence applied R&D to strengthen efficiency and reliability at New Brunswick’s publicly-owned utility.

 
University of New Brunswick among three organizations to receive SMR development funds from Government of Canada

University of New Brunswick among three organizations to receive SMR development funds from Government of Canada

The University of New Brunswick has received nearly $562,000 as part of a funding announcement that included $50.5 million for Moltex Energy Canada, a small modular reactor (SMR) vendor with plans to build its technology at New Brunswick Power’s (NB Power) Point Lepreau site by the early 2030s.

 
Ontario supports hands-on training opportunities for post-secondary students

Ontario supports hands-on training opportunities for post-secondary students

On March 10, the Ontario government announced it is providing $39.5 million to help Mitacs — an organization that builds partnerships between post-secondary talent and industry — create up to 8,000 paid innovative internships and upskilling opportunities for post-secondary students, postdoctoral fellows and recent graduates.

 
First phase of McMaster-Kinectrics collaboration focuses on surveillance monitoring

First phase of McMaster-Kinectrics collaboration focuses on surveillance monitoring

McMaster University, and nuclear supplier, Kinectrics, completed the first phase of a “first-of-its-kind” partnership focused on surveillance monitoring of components from Ontario Power Generation’s Darlington Nuclear Generating Station.

 
Major investments in nuclear research through Canadian Innovation Foundation and NSERC

Major investments in nuclear research through Canadian Innovation Foundation and NSERC

Since January, the Government of Canada has invested approximately $25 million to nuclear research projects at universities across Canada. The funds help support research infrastructure and projects while strengthening Canadian innovation.

 
University news roundup

University news roundup

Highlights and achievements from UNENE members including Ontario Tech’s work on the use of far-UVC light to stop COVID-19 transmission and a new approach to producing life-saving medical isotopes, among others.

 
Long-time research chair appointed to Order of Ontario

Long-time research chair appointed to Order of Ontario

Western University’s Jing Jiang has contributed to the Canadian and international nuclear industries through his research work and teaching.