CNA2012 Update – Chalk River Student Tour Video Contest

September 16, 2011

New for 2012, the CNA, in partnership with AECL, will be hosting a tour of the AECL Chalk River Laboratories for up to 40 students!

Attention Students: Enter to win a trip to AECL’s Chalk River Labs!

(Note: This post has been edited to reflect updated information. Nov 18,2011)

Students attending the 2012 Conference are invited to submit a short video (less than 1 minute) describing why they should be chosen to participate in the Chalk River Tour, held on Tuesday, February 21, 2012.

Winning videos will be featured on our YouTube channel, and shown during refreshment breaks throughout the Conference.

For all you students out there, get thinking! We’re looking forward to your creative reasons for why you should be a part of this great opportunity.

The CNA, in partnership with AECL, will be hosting up to 40 students for a tour of the AECL Chalk River Laboratories on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, with an extra night accommodations in Ottawa provided. The Chalk River Laboratories is a site of major research and development to support and advance nuclear technology, in particular CANDU reactor technology. CRL has expertise in physics, metallurgy, chemistry, biology, and engineering and unique research facilities. For example, Bertram Brockhouse received the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work in neutron spectrometry while at CRL from 1950-1962. Sir John Cockcroft was an early director of CRL and also a Nobel laureate. CRL produces about one-third of the world’s supply of medical radioisotopes.

In order for you to apply for this great opportunity, the CNA requests that you submit a short video (less than 1 minute) describing why you should be selected to take part in this tour. Your video should be uploaded to a personal YouTube account, and its link forwarded to Laura Allardyce at All video link submissions must be received by January 6, 2012 to be considered. Selected videos will be chosen, and winners notified by, January 11, 2012

Please note that students selected for this tour will have their submitted videos linked to from the CNA TalkNuclearYouTube channel, and will be on display during program breaks at the 2012 CNA Conference.

Videos will be judged based on the creativity of the submission and reasons given for wanting to tour CRL.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Laura Allardyce by email at or by phone at (613) 237-4262 ext. 110, for more information about the program.

Summary of Important Dates

  • December 7 Deadline to indicate interest in attending the CNA Conference (inquire with your university program admin)
  • December 9 CNA will confirm student participation
  • December 15 Deadline to submit Chalk River tour contest video link
  • January 6, 2012 CNA will notify student winners

Follow @TalkNUclear and the #CRLtour hashtag on Twitter.

Check out TalkNUclear’s visit to Chalk River for inspiration.
CRL Visit Part One.CRL Visit Part Two.

Thank you to AECL for becoming a Gold Sponsor of our Conference and supporting this fantastic event.

 For more information, see the links below, or contact Laura Allardyce at

 See you in February!

2012 Conference Agenda  –  REGISTER  – Sponsors

Sponsor Spotlight

Click to learn more about 2012 CNA Conference and
Trade Show sponsor, RCM Technologies


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