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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.

UNENE updates
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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.

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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
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Canadian Nuclear Laboratories completes refuelling of Royal Military College’s SLOWPOKE-2 Reactor

CNL’s team in reactor physics and fuels conducted the refuelling and commissioning phases for the Royal Military College SLOWPOKE-2 reactor. Other CNL experts in the environmental remediation, engineering and radiation protection teams contributed to ensure the project was conducted safely. The work extends the operating life of the research reactor by another 30 years. 

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More than energy: A nuclear research facility for a brighter world

McMaster University’s 24,000 square foot nuclear research facility is a global leader in the development, production and commercialization of radiopharmaceuticals and isotopes that create better health outcomes for people, worldwide.

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UNENE collaborators announce new nuclear waste storage research program

A new Western University research program funded by the NWMO and NSERC aims to strengthen our understanding of the safest way to store nuclear fuel waste.

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Industry trends
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X-energy and Cameco to explore collaboration to support Xe-100 small modular reactors

X-energy and Cameco have entered a non-binding and non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding to explore possible areas of cooperation to support the potential future deployment, fuelling and servicing of Xe-100 small modular reactors (SMRs) in Canada and the United States.

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Still time to register for the Women in Nuclear Global Conference, Oct. 17-21

Canada is playing host for the WiN Global Conference to be held virtually, Oct. 17-21. The conference, which celebrates the accomplishments of women in nuclear and promotes diversity, is expected to include participants from more than 30 countries.

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Magnet milestones move distant nuclear fusion dream closer

Teams working on two continents have marked similar milestones in their respective efforts to tap an energy source key to the fight against climate change: They’ve each produced very impressive magnets.

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Policy Matters
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New IAEA report: Energy, Electricity and Nuclear Power Estimates for the Period up to 2050

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has released the 41st edition of RDS-1, containing estimates of energy, electricity and nuclear power trends up to the year 2050. The publication is organized into world and regional subsections, with global and regional nuclear power projections presented as low and high cases, encompassing the uncertainties inherent in projecting trends.

Report cover: Long-Term Operation of Nuclear Power Plants and Decarbonisation Strategies

Long-term nuclear operations expected to expand, finds OECD-NEA report

The OECD-NEA reports more than 100 nuclear reactors worldwide were operating past their licensed periods, with more reactors expected to follow as long-term operations are an effective way to avoid emissions and manage decarbonization.

Canada gives one for the team

Former UNENE board member Diane Cameron reflects on her nuclear career

As Natural Resource Canada’s nuclear director, Diane Cameron helped chart the country’s nuclear roadmap and brought the technology into the climate change conversation. Ahead of her move to OECD-Nuclear Energy Agency, she sat down with NEI contributor Jacquie Hoornweg to reflect on her career and the path forward.

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