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President’s Report

Jerry Hopwood
UNENE President

Iceberg analogies come to mind as UNENE paddles hard under the water

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.

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UNENE R&D Workshop opens a window to the future of nuclear in Canada

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.

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UNENE brings the nuclear university network to students through programs geared to working professionals

For almost 20 years, UNENE has been helping people take the next step in their nuclear education and in their careers. 

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UNENE joins International Atomic Energy Agency’s “Network of Networks”

A new agreement between a number of global universities with a nuclear focus will help strengthen connections between Canadian institutions and those abroad. 

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Canada's SMR Action Plan

Universities take action in support of Canada’s SMR plans

As part of Canada’s Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Action Plan, University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE), along with its members and partners, have made commitments to contribute to SMR research, development and training, across the country.

Dave Tucker, McMaster's first Assistant Vice-President Research, Nuclear

New AVP will build on McMaster’s excellence in nuclear research

McMaster University alumnus and former International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Radiation Safety Head, Dave Tucker, returns to Canada in new nuclear-focused leadership role.

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Université de Moncton partners with New Brunswick Power to launch a Centre for Artificial Intelligence

With a $1.7 million investment from the utility and other funders, the research facility will provide artificial intelligence applied R&D to strengthen efficiency and reliability at New Brunswick’s publicly-owned utility.

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Industry trends
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Canadian Nuclear Society virtual conference will focus on use of nuclear to reach net-zero emissions

The 40th CNS annual conference, June 6-9, will bring together industry, government and academic leaders to discuss topics ranging from nuclear innovation and small modular reactor development to the role of relationships in nuclear.

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Terrestrial Energy-Aecon announce small modular reactor construction and engineering agreement

New agreement will support construction planning of Terrestrial’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR), Generation IV advanced nuclear power plant.

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Recent industry news

From recent small modular reactor (SMR) developments and CANDU refurbishment milestones to advancements in medical isotopes and a “made-in-Ontario” hydrogen report, UNENE’s industry news roundup showcases the latest achievements and innovations from across the Canadian nuclear sector.

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Policy matters
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Timeline extended for input to radioactive waste management consultation process

Ministry of Natural Resources has extended deadline to May 31 with UNENE serving as secretariat for university input to Canada’s policy modernization effort.

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UNENE coordinates university response to waste management policy review

Universities participated in a virtual roundtable, Feb. 16, to share their perspectives as part of NRCan’s radioactive waste management policy consultation. UNENE serves as the secretariat for university input.

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Canada positions itself for clean energy future

Over the past several years, the nuclear academic community has participated in the development of Canada’s plans for a low-carbon, clean energy future. Plans released by the federal government in the past six months resulting from this work, cover areas ranging from an overarching approach to climate change to hydrogen and small modular reactors (SMRs).

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