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UNENE Network News
The times they are a-changing and so is UNENE
UNENE is evolving to support Canada’s nuclear innovation agenda and its members’ efforts to do the same. Read Jerry’s report from the Summer 2021 newsletter.
UNENE R&D Workshop offers glimpse into the future
At UNENE’s three-day seminar in December 2021, participants learn about the latest developments in government direction, industry investment and activities as well as what researchers are working on in the labs to inform policy, business and career decisions.
UNENE Members celebrate International Women’s Day
Across Canada, 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 featured in new episode of OCNI’s The Leader Series
Jerry Hopwood sat down for a conversation with Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) President and CEO Ron Oberth in an episode of The Leaders Series, on February 18.
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
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 engineering student, Tanner McBride, discusses his passion for nuclear engineering and his beliefs on limiting carbon emissions through nuclear power.
Building a culture to fight climate change
Lowering cost and tightening schedule on big nuclear projects isn’t just good for shareholder returns; it could be the linchpin to ensuring the world can meet its net zero goals. Nuclear Promise X President/CEO, and UNENE M.Eng. graduate, Bharath Nangia tells us why nuclear efficiency is so important to fighting climate change, and explains the vital role of collaboration.
NWMO releases community engagement report on Integrated Strategy for Radioactive Waste
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.
BWXT, GE Hitachi and Synthos Green Energy partner on Canadian supply chain support for Polish SMR deployment
There is a goal to develop at least 10 BWRX-300 small modular reactors for deployment in Poland by early 2030, accelerating the country’s decarbonization plan and, through partnership, potentially generating more than $1 billion in GDP for Canada.
Applications opening soon for IAEA’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowshop Programme for women in nuclear
The 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.
Modernizing Canada’s radioactive waste policy
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.
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