July 19, 2021
UNENE Network News
From a new website and learning portal under production to new partnerships culminating in a fully-realized collaboration hub, there are exciting changes coming to UNENE. Read Jerry’s report from the March 2021 newsletter.
Paul Spekkens, who has spent nearly 45 years in leadership, research and consulting roles in the Canadian nuclear industry and helped establish UNENE, will help steer the UNENE research agenda.
An article published in CORROSION: The Journal of Science and Engineering and jointly written by three UNENE member researchers, from University of Toronto, Queen’s University and CNL, has won the 2021 Best Corrosion Paper Award.
The show must go on and so it did. The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop UNENE’s annual R&D Workshop, a cornerstone of the organization’s work in connecting academia with industry and government. In fact, the online format provided opportunities to bring new voices to to the discussion.
Kinectrics’ recently announced Helius facility will collaborate with UNENE network universities, small modular reactor (SMR) developers and other sector stakeholders to test and support new clean energy technologies like SMRs and hydrogen production.
Professor George Bereznai, who founded Ontario Tech’s nuclear programs, will begin a new chapter at the end of June, after a half-century spent in nuclear training and education across both industry and academia in Ontario and internationally.
UNENE network universities host festivities throughout June, in support of equal rights and inclusion for LGBTQ2S+ individuals.
Michael Stephens, who spent years working on waste management and decommissioning at Whiteshell and Chalk River Laboratories passed away on June 23.
CANDU Owners Group released its latest issue of COGnizant Magazine featuring innovation and achievement across its membership and the nuclear industry.
The UNENE-member will contribute research and testing capacity to support Ontario Power Generation, Moltex and others, in turning used CANDU fuel into next generation nuclear power.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is calling on students and young professionals to have their voices heard in two essay contests on nuclear policy that offer the winners a chance to be right in the action at the IAEA and at the COP26 in Glasgow.
Fund supports building or expanding clean fuel production facilities, including hydrogen, synthetic fuels and sustainable aviation fuel. Projects must be completed and operational by March 31, 2026.
In The Hill Times, Fred Dermarkar, President & CEO, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited highlights nuclear energy’s critical role in production of emission-free electricity.
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