Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Communicating risk and the science behind risk is incredibly important and yet it’s an area where most people fail. How can we better understand and communicate risk?
At this year’s Public Affairs Workshop, we will welcome documentary filmmaker Robert Lang and a screening of his latest film: Risk Factor. Together we will explore our perceptions of risk and how to better understand and communicate such an important subject.
There has been a sharp acceleration of activity toward small modular reactor (SMR) regulation and demonstration in Canada since last year’s Conference. This workshop will hear updates on three key ongoing processes: the SMR Roadmap Project (led by provincial and territorial stakeholders), Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ SMR Strategy, and the SMR Technology Forum (convened by the Candu Owners Group – COG). We will learn how each process is building an essential piece of Canada’s national response to the global SMR opportunity.
Bruce Power will be holding a Supplier Forum, entitled Securing our Future, at the upcoming Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) Conference and Trade Show on February, 21st at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa. At this event our CEO Mike Rencheck and a number of the Bruce Power Executive team will outline the steps that both Bruce Power and our supply partners have to take in order to secure our future. As part of the panel presentation Len Clewett will provide details on some of the important changes that Bruce Power is making to the way we work, Kelly Trice and Jeff Phelps will provide an update on our capital programme, our progress to project excellence and the Unit 6 MCR project, and John Soini will highlight some of the many opportunities ahead. The details of the event are as follows:
Time: February 21, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm in the Confederation Ballroom at the Westin Hotel Ottawa.
Suppliers already registered for the CNA2018 will have access to the Bruce Power Supplier Forum which will take place prior to the Conference opening reception. Suppliers not registered for CNA2018 can purchase a one-day registration package at a nominal fee of $275 at the CNA2018 registration site. The one-day registration will provide access to the Bruce Power Supplier Forum, and the CNA2018 Opening Reception and Trade Show access on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 only.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Dr. Jason Donev, Senior Instructor, University of Calgary
Eric G. Meyer, Program and Outreach Director, GenerationAtomic.org
Diana Urrego, NAYGN Durham Chapter Public Relations Chair
Jeff Lyash, President and CEO, Ontario Power Generation
Mike Rencheck, President and CEO, Bruce Power
After last year’s introduction to the new Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, President & CEO Mark Lesinski will spend a few moments providing you with an update on the revitalization of the campus, and highlights from the organization’s Long Term Strategy. Nuclear science and technology holds a great deal of promise to advance solutions across many of the world’s greatest challenges; this presentation will highlight work CNL is delivering in support of targeted-alpha-therapies, an emerging medical treatment in the fight against cancer; and our work towards our vision of a demonstration small modular reactor at a CNL site.
Rachna Clavero, Director, Nuclear Safety & Environmental Affairs, Candu Owners Group (COG)
Kathleen Heppell-Masys, Director General, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Bob Watts, Vice President, Indigenous Relations, NWMO
Cheryl Cardinal, President and CEO, Indigenous Centre of Energy
Jeremy Gordon, Advisor to the Harmony Programme, World Nuclear Association
Glen Hodgson, Senior Fellow and Chair, Low Carbon Growth Economy, The Conference Board of Canada
Dr. Daniel Hoornweg, Associate Professor, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
This reception will be held among the exhibitors area of the trade show. Snacks will be served at many stations, and CNA prize draws will be held promptly at 6:15PM. Have your CNA2018 mobile app ready!
Friday, February 23, 2018
Session title: Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture And Science Clash
Celebrities are everywhere! This matters. Seriously. Research shows that popular culture has a profound influence people’s health and that our ideals of beauty and success are framed by a celebrity-dominated worldview. In this fun and provocative presentation, Professor Timothy Caulfield will examine what science tells us about the influence of popular culture. He will also debunk common health myths and provide practical, evidence-based, recommendations relevant to both healthcare professionals and to individuals seeking to live a healthy lifestyle.
Diane Cameron, Director, Nuclear Energy Division, Natural Resources Canada
Simon Irish, Chief Executive Officer, Director, Terrestrial Energy
Dr. Kathryn McCarthy, Vice-President, Research and Development, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Pierre Oneid, Senior Vice President & Chief Nuclear Officer, HOLTEC International SMR, LLC