Past Events

Events at the Ottawa Branch


Ian Grant, P.Eng.


 Thursday 13th December 2018 Ian Grant Consulting

Launch of the Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme

in the United Arab Emirates


John C. Fraser Wednesday 7th November 2018 Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Chernobyl Two Day Tour
 Derek Mullin Tuesday 24th October 2017 Senior Technical Advisor, Reactor Safety Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station

Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station

 Tsunami Hazard Assessment


Dr. Kathryn A. McCarthy

Tuesday 12th September 2017

Vice-President, Research & Development,

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

The 10-Year Plan for Science and Technology Activities

at the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Dr. Peter Ozemoyah Tuesday 21st February 2017 CNS President The Canadian Nuclear Society View from the Top
Mr. Marcel      De Vos  January 30th 2017 Senior Project Officer

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Update on Small Modular Reactors – Development, Deployment and Regulation
Mr. Christopher H. Clement May 25th,2016 Scientific Secretary of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). Science,Values and Experience
Mr. Paul Thompson March 16th,2016 NB Power,    President, Canadian Nuclear Society

Lessons Learned from the Point Lepreau Generating Station Refurbishment

Richard A. Wiens, P.Eng, CPIM Feb 1st, 2016 Nordion Inc.

A Billion Curies and Counting

50 Years of Canadian

Nuclear Innovation in Healthcare

 Mr. Frank Saunders  Nov 18th, 2015  Bruce Power The Bruce Site 2001 – 2015
Ron Thomas’s  June 11th 2015 Canadian Nuclear Society The Branch held a special dinner event to celebrate branch member recent appointment to “Fellow of the Society”.
Mr. Jacques Plourde, CNS President April 7, 2015 President,Canadian Nuclear Society Jacques gave a very interesting and engaging presentation covering his 40 years in the nuclear field in Canada
Fred Boyd March 28, 2015 Canadian Nuclear Society Ottawa Branch was pleased to be a sponsor and participated as a judge at the Ottawa Regional Science Fair.
Dr. Jeremy Whitlock Dec 4th 2014 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) Dr. Jeremy Whitlock of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) to mark “75 Years Of Fission!”
Dr. Neil Alexander November 6th 2014 University of Saskatchewan, Fedoruk Centre


Presentation provided an overview of the work of the Fedoruk Centre and described some of its key activities.     Dr. Neil Alexander of the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation (Fedoruk Centre).
Mr. Garry Schwarz September 25th 2014 Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) The presentation then described the European Union (EU) stress test process that took place in Europe following the accident at Fukushima    Mr. Garry Schwarz, of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on “Cernavoda NPP – The EU Stress Test”.
Fred Boyd, FCNS April 1, 2014 Canadian Nuclear Society Peaceful Nuclear Explosions – A Historical Perspective
 Dr. Jaroslav Pachner February 3, 2014  Pachner Associates Benchmarking the Borssele Nuclear Power Plant
Dr. David LeBlanc May 2, 2013 Terrestrial Energy, Inc. The Curious Tale of Molten Salt Reactors
Prof. Ian Clark March 19, 2013 University of Ottawa Geological Sequestration of Spent Nuclear Fuel
Mr. Ramzi Jammal February 19, 2013 Executive Vice President, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (EVP, CNSC) Fukushima Daiichi NPP Site Visit and Decontamination Tour of the Tohoku Region
Mr. Paul Dickman

Dr. Dale Klein

Prof. Michael Corradini

January 11, 2013 American Nuclear Society Fukushima Committee Fukushima Daiichi: American Nuclear Society Committee Report
Mr. John Roberts November 5, 2012 President, Canadian Nuclear Society The Future of the Canadian Nuclear Society
Dr. William Diamond October 2, 2012 Independent Consultant Accelerator Based Production of Medical Radioisotopes
Dr. Ragnar Dworschak May 23, 2012 Director of Technical Services, Best Theratronics Ltd. Nuclear Medicine for Diagnostics,
Therapy and Clinical Research (canceled)
Ms. Ruth Brinston April 24, 2012 President, Biovive A Global Perspective on Food Irradiation
Mr. Norm Sawyer February 13, 2012 EVP and Chief Nuclear Officer, Bruce Power Bruce A NPP: Operational Status
Mr. Cedric Jobe January 16, 2012 Director, Nuclear Energy Supply Branch, Ontario Ministry of Energy Ontario’s Long-term Energy Plan and the Role of Nuclear
Messrs. Arnold Eyre and Don Lawson November 17, 2011 Independent Consultants Energy Compass: Logic & Exercise
Mr. Frank Doyle October 4, 2011 President, Canadian Nuclear Society Future of PHWRs
Mr. Dan Meneley April 21, 2011 University of Ontario Institute of Technology Nuclear Safety or Risky Nuclear?

Recent Updates on Fukushima (eg)

References: 1, 2, 3, 4, Q&A

Mr. David Torgerson March 28, 2011 Atomic Energy of Canada (Emeritus) Sustainability in Nuclear Power
*co-sponsored with Carelton University
Mr. Adriaan Buijs February 22, 2011 McMaster University Nuclear Energy and Sustainable Engineering Practices
Mr. David Cox December 16, 2010 Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd Repair of the NRU Reactor Vessel
Mr. Mike White October 18, 2010 Consultant
Mr. Ian Grant September 7, 2010 Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, United Arab Emirates Establishing the Nuclear Safety Infrastructure in the UAE
Mr. Pierre Lahaie May 6, 2010 Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Management System Standards in the Canadian Nuclear Industry
Captain Peter Lang March 24 2010 Air Canada Safe Flight
Professor Duane Bratt February 25 2010 Dept of Policy Studies, Mount Royal University Calgary Alberta Introducing Nuclear Power in Alberta
Professor Chris Hubbard December 9 2009 Professor Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia Australia’s Nuclear Past, Present and Future (canceled due to weather)
Mr. Daniel Brady November 19 2009 Natural Resources Canada Overview of Canada’s Gen-IV National Program
Mr. Frank Doyle October 6 2009 CANDU Owner’s Group (COG) CANDU R&D From A COG Perspective
Professor Brent Lewis April 16 2009 Professor Royal Military College Kingston Aircrew and Spacecrew Radiation Exposure: The Dangers of Getting High
Professor Don Wiles March 19 2009 Emeritus Professor Carleton University Radiochemistry: Its History and Future
Mr. Jim Harvie February 18 2009 President Canadian Nuclear Society From CNSC to CNS: A Former Regulator’s Perspective
Prof. Michel Pettigrew January 29 2009 BWC/AECL/NSERC Chair of Fluid-Structure Interaction École Polytechnique, Montréal Flow-Induced Vibration in Two-Phase Flows
Mr. Terry Jamieson November 20 2008 Vice President, Technical Support Branch Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Licensing Nuclear Reactors in Canada: Recent Changes to the CNSC Approach
Dr. John Campbell October 21 2008 Department of Physics (retired)University of Canterbury Christchurch New Zealand Rutherford and the Nobel Prize
Prof. F.P. Ottensmeyer September 24 2008 Professor Emeritus, Medical Biophysics University of Toronto Subduction for Permanent Disposal of Highly Radioactive Nuclear Waste
Ms. Laurie Swami April 30, 2008 Director, Licensing; Nuclear Generation Development Ontario Power Generation Ontario Power Generation’s Nuclear Operations, Refurbishments, and New Build Projects
Mr. John Walsh March 20, 2008 Energy Advisor; Former Director-General Natural Resources Canada The Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Nuclear Energy and the Hydrogen Economy
Mr. Eric Williams February 28, 2008 President, Canadian Nuclear Society Let’s Not Pooch It Up this Time!
Dr. Satyen Baindur January 24, 2008 Chief Scientist, Ottawa Policy Research Associates (OPRA) Nuclear Hydrogen Production: Safety Issues in a Nuclear/Thermochemical Context
Dr. Jeremy Whitlock December 13, 2007 Atomic Energy of Canada LimitedAECL A New Approach to CANDU Safeguards
Dr. David LeBlanc October 25, 2007 Carleton University, Physics Department Molten Salt Reactors: The 2 Fluid Approach to a Practical Closed Cycle Thorium Reactor
Dr. Ron Mitchel September 26, 2007 Radiation and Health Physics BranchAECL, Retired Cancer and Low Dose Responses in vivo: Implications for Radiation Protection
Mr. Richard Wiens April 5, 2007 Global Brand Manager, Sterilization.MDS Nordion New Frontiers for Gamma Technology
Dr. Daniel A. Meneley March 1, 2007 Former President, Canadian Nuclear Society A Stroll Down the Risk Acceptance Curve
Mr. Mike Taylor February 8, 2007 Former Member, Commission Tribunal, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission The Regulatory Style of the CNSC
Mr. David Mosey November 24, 2006 Science Writer The Role of Institutional Failure in Nuclear Accidents
Dr. Ian Grant October 12, 2006 Director-General Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Current Developments in Nuclear Safety Regulation
Dr. David Torgerson 2005-06 Senior Vice President AECL The Future of CANDU
Mr. Bob Pollock 2005-06 Vice President AREVA-COGEMA Resources Inc. Saskatchewan’s Uranium Mining Industry
Prof. John Luxat 2005-06 NSERC/UNENE Industrial Research Chair in Nuclear Safety Analysis, McMaster University Energy Challenges and Nuclear Opportunity
Mr. Don Amundrud 2005-06 Former Weapons Inspector IAEA Improving IAEA Inspection Regimes: A Day in the Life of a Weapons Inspector


Updated: March 04, 2016