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March 18 March 20

Course Overview

This CNS course will present an extensive overview of the important disciplines in CANDU  reactor technology and safety. The course  provides an introduction to the basic design, technology, and operation of nuclear reactors. It  will also present the major systems in a nuclear  plant, as well as the important CANDU reactor  safety principles and systems. How to prepare  and execute safety analysis to meet licensing  demands will also be discussed.  

The CNS is presenting this course to enhance  the professional and technical capabilities of its  members (and non-members) working in, or  interested in, the nuclear industry. The course is  ideally suited for beginning professionals, but  also beneficial to experienced professionals.  Come broaden your nuclear knowledge beyond  your specific area of work and your own area of  expertise.  

This course is eligible for Continuing Education  Units in the context of the Engineering Institute  of Canada Continuing Education program. 

Continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and coffee  breaks are provided each day. There will also be  a banquet on the second evening of the course,  with an after-dinner speech highlighting a timely  topic in the Canadian Nuclear industry. 

Tentative topics to be covered in the course:

∙ CANDU Design 

∙ Thermalhydraulics Fundamentals

∙ Reactor-Physics Fundamentals 

∙ Radiation Safety  

∙ Nuclear Steam Supply System 

∙ CANDU Fuel Fundamentals 

∙ Fuel & Fuel-Channel Safety  

∙ Role of Nuclear Regulation Safety

∙ Analysis and Trip Coverage 

∙ CANDU Safety Design 

∙ Experiments and Computer Codes

Objectives of the course

  • To provide an introduction to CANDU technology and reactor safety
  • To present safety-analysis principles
  • To provide an overview of the major CANDU systems
  • To foster nuclear safety culture
  • To network with colleagues in the industry


Dr. Wei Shen, Fellow of CNS

Dr. Ben Rouben, Fellow of CNS

Ricky Khaloo, MSc. CHP

Dr. Alexandre Viktorov

Dr. Thambiayah (Nithy) Nitheanandan

Guest Speakers

Dr. M. A. (Aamir) Aamir, Ph.D., P.Eng.


A very special room rate per night of $209 + Tax is available at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto, but to receive this special rate you must book by 2024 February 22; click here to book early to avoid disappointment! Or call 1-800-847-5075 and request the CNS Course Group Booking.



March 18
March 20
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475 Yonge St
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1X7 Canada
(416) 924-0611
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