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CNA AND CNS CONGRATULATE 2019 CANADIAN NUCLEAR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

OTTAWA (June 25, 2019) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) and the Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) would like to congratulate the winners of the 2019 Canadian Nuclear Achievement Awards. The awards are to honour those who have made exceptional contributions, technical and non-technical, to the field of nuclear science and technology. This year, the award winners are: Ian McRae Award (to honour an individual for substantive contributions, other than scientific, to the advancement of nuclear ...

CNA and OCNI host official side event at CEM10/MI-4

VANCOUVER (May 10, 2019) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) and the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) are delighted to present their official side event “Women and Young Leaders Talk New Nuclear” at the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial and 4th Mission Innovation Ministerial (CEM10/MI-4). This side event will showcase the benefits of nuclear energy as part of a clean energy mix that includes hydro, wind, solar and other renewable energy sources. It will feature women and ...

Canadian Nuclear Association Welcomes John Gorman as New President and Chief Executive Officer

OTTAWA (April 15, 2019) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Gorman as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective May 13, 2019. Mr. Gorman is currently President & CEO of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), the national trade association for Canada’s solar energy industries. He oversees all of CanSIA’s activities including government affairs, research, communications and industry leadership. Immediately prior to ...

BROAD OPENNESS TO NEW NUCLEAR, POLL FINDS

OTTAWA (February 27, 2019) – A new poll shows that 87 per cent of Canadians support or are open to small modular reactors (SMRs) as an alternative to fossil fuels. The online poll, conducted in February for the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) by the independent firm Abacus Data, found 16 per cent of Canadians strongly supported, 27 per cent supported, and 43 per cent were open to SMRs as an alternative to fossil fuels. The poll also found 80 per cent of respondents agreed with the statement ...

INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FATIH BIROL ADDRESSES THE CANADIAN NUCLEAR INDUSTRY

OTTAWA (February 26, 2019) – On Wednesday, February 27, the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) will welcome Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), to CNA2019, the industry’s annual Conference and Trade Show in Ottawa. Dr. Birol will meet with the CNA’s Executive Committee on Wednesday morning at the Westin Hotel. Later Dr. Birol will deliver a keynote address on “The Future of Nuclear Energy” followed by a panel discussion with thought leaders in ...

CANADIAN NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION HOSTS ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW

OTTAWA (February 25, 2019) – The Canadian Nuclear Association is hosting its annual Conference and Trade Show. This year’s theme is “New Nuclear: Generating Solutions for Climate and Health.” The event features a variety of speakers and experts from industry, academia and government discussing innovations in nuclear technology and what makes the future of nuclear energy so different from the past. When: February 27 to March 1, 2019 Where: The Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ...

Canadian nuclear industry marks World Cancer Day

OTTAWA (January 4, 2019) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) is marking World Cancer Day by highlighting the important role nuclear technology plays in diagnosing and treating cancer. On World Cancer Day, millions are urged to get active to help combat one of the world’s most deadly diseases. But every day, nuclear is on the frontlines in the battle against cancer. “Canada has been a pioneer in the development of radioisotopes, saving millions of lives around the globe for over six ...

Canadian nuclear industry welcomes the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance’s report on the Pre-Budget Consultations

OTTAWA (December 13, 2018) – The Canadian nuclear industry welcomes the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance’s report on the Pre-Budget Consultations. The government has recognized Canada’s nuclear advantage by specifically mentioning nuclear energy’s role in a low-carbon National Energy Strategy. “The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) is pleased that the Committee directly and positively supports a number of key areas the CNA views as important, including recognition of ...

Nuclear industry ready to continue its role helping Ontario meet climate change targets

OTTAWA (November 29, 2018) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) appreciates today’s Ontario government’s Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan acknowledging the important contribution nuclear has made to Ontario’s clean electricity grid. The plan noted the role nuclear has played in lowering the province’s emissions 22 per cent since 2005. “Nuclear energy is vital to the success of Ontario’s environment plan, because it is a clean, low-carbon technology that generates electricity ...

Canadian Nuclear Association welcomes the Canadian SMR Roadmap

OTTAWA (November 7, 2018) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) welcomes the release of “A Call to Action: A Canadian Roadmap for Small Modular Reactors,” the result of a pan-Canadian, multi-stakeholder study launched in early 2018. The Roadmap outlines the potential applications for SMRs in Canada, which include providing clean and reliable electricity and heat to smaller and/or remote communities such as in Canada’s north; clean process heat and electricity for resource industries ...