Aug. 12, 2021
UNENE Network News
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.
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.
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.
UNENE is offering free courses in fundamentals of nuclear power including math, nuclear safety and thermal hydraulics.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Stephens, who spent years working on waste management and decommissioning at Whiteshell and Chalk River Laboratories passed away on June 23.
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.
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.
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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