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President's Report, Summer 2021

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.

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Five headshots of CNS award winners

UNENE-NSERC research chair Dr. Mahesh Pandey is among the CNS-CNA 2021 award recipients

The Canadian Nuclear Society-Canadian Nuclear Association Awards recognize technical, regulatory and social contributions to Canadian Nuclear Excellence. The awards are given out annually as part of the CNS conference, held virtually this year, June 6-9.

CANDU reactor face, headshots of Ben Rouben and Wei Shen inset

Canadian nuclear experts update CANDU reactor physics fundamentals in new book

A new CANDU reactor physics book, by nuclear experts Dr. Benjamin Rouben and Dr. Wei Shen, updates CANDU reactor concepts and engineering requirements… without all the math.

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Refresh your nuclear fundamentals with three UNENE courses

UNENE is offering free courses in fundamentals of nuclear power including math, nuclear safety and thermal hydraulics.

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University network
Helius: Research, Develop, Deliver. A world-class campus for innovation in clean energy.

UNENE universities partner in new Kinectrics’ innovation campus

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.

Dr. George Bereznai retires after 50 years in nuclear education

Goodbye Dr. Bereznai: Longtime educator contributed much over a half century

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.

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UNENE members celebrate Pride Month

UNENE network universities host festivities throughout June, in support of equal rights and inclusion for LGBTQ2S+ individuals.

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Industry trends
Powering Ontario Forward

Bruce Power unveils $3 billion ‘Made in Ontario’ plan and co-authors 50-year vision report

Bruce Power announced its $3-million ‘Made in Ontario’ plan with the promise to contribute to the province’s economic recovery through job creation and supporting health care and energy innovation. Shortly afterwards, Bruce Power and NII also released a vision for the next 50 years of operation.

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OPG’s Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability investing in innovation

OPG’s Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability (CCNS) invests in innovation of nuclear power throughout the CANDU life cycle. The centre is also developing projects to prepare for Pickering Nuclear decommissioning.

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Remembering Michael Stephens

Michael Stephens, who spent years working on waste management and decommissioning at Whiteshell and Chalk River Laboratories passed away on June 23.

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Policy Matters
Half of planet Earth on fire

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report finds limiting global warming will not be possible without strong and deliberate action

According to a recently released report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a sustained reduction in CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions would limit climate change. However, the report warns that without strong and deliberate action, limiting global warming will not be possible.

Illustration of female scientist

Applications open for the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme for women in nuclear

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has opened its application process for the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme. The application is open to female Master’s students in nuclear-related fields. The application period closes Sept. 30.

Small Modular Reactors: Challenges and Opportunities

OECD-NEA releases report on opportunities and challenges of SMRs

The Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD-NEA) report finds small modular reactors are gaining worldwide recognition for their promising technologies, which present economic and system benefits but require the development of a global SMR market.

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