Presentations 2010 - Archive
- Mr. Michael Binder, CNSC President and CEO (2012 | 2011 | 2010 )
- CNSC Vice-Presidents (2012 | 2011 | 2010 )
- Commission Tribunal Members (2012 | 2011 | 2010 )
- CNSC Staff (2012 | 2011 | 2010 )
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CNSC President Michael Binder met with the Board of Directors of Ontario Power Generation in Darlington, Ontario. In his presentation to the Board, President Binder gave an overview of notable events and developments since the last meeting in August 2009, and discussed challenges that the CNSC and the industry are facing. He also discussed upcoming issues of interest to OPG.
On November 10, 2010, CNSC President Michael Binder delivered a presentation to a Mongolian delegation that included Mongolian Members of Parliament. M. Binder provided an overview of the CNSC and of the Canadian nuclear sector, and discussed the Canadian approach to nuclear regulation.
CNSC President Michael Binder appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources on November 2, 2010 in relation to the Committee's study on the current state and future of Canada's energy sector (including alternative energy). His presentation provided a general overview of the CNSC, the sector it regulates, and the CNSC's priorities.
CNSC President Michael Binder delivered a presentation to students, faculty members and staff of Queen's University School of Policy Studies at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, QuÃ©bec. Mr. Binder provided an overview of the CNSC and the Canadian nuclear sector, and addressed the various issues and challenges faced by the Canadian nuclear regulator.
The President of the CNSC, Michael Binder, delivered a presentation at the Federal Provincial Territorial Radiation Protection Committee (FPTRPC) Annual Meeting in Ottawa. The FPTRPC mission is to advance the development and harmonization of practices and standards for radiation protection within federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions.
On September 13, 2010, CNSC President Michael Binder delivered a presentation to a Polish delegation led by Hanna Trojanowska, Government Commissioner for Nuclear Energy. M. Binder provided an overview of the CNSC and of the Canadian nuclear sector, and discussed the Canadian approach to nuclear regulation.
On September 7, 2010, CNSC President Michael Binder delivered a presentation to a Greenlandic delegation comprised of ministers and other elected officials and representatives from the Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum, who are currently visiting Canada to study our regulatory framework for uranium exploration and mining. M. Binder provided an overview of the CNSC and of the Canadian nuclear sector, and discussed the Canadian approach to the regulation of uranium exploration and mining.
CNSC President Michael Binder presented at the Uranium 2010 Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This was the 3rd International Conference on Uranium organized by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and was attended by uranium industry leaders and experts.
CNSC President Michael Binder presented at the Canadian Nuclear Law Organization (CNLO) Annual Members’ Meeting in Ottawa, on July 29, 2010. One of the main objectives of the CNLO is to exchange information relating to the legal issues arising in Canada from the peaceful utilization of nuclear energy. In his presentation, Mr. Binder spoke about recent developments in the nuclear industry, various nuclear initiatives and CNSC’s corporate priorities.
As part of the Royal Military College of Canada's 25th Anniversary Celebration in Kingston, Ontario, CNSC President Michael Binder presented to the SLOWPOKE Users Group on the topic of "Ensuring Nuclear Safety in Research". SLOWPOKE, an acronym for Safe Low-Power Kritical Experiment, is a low-energy nuclear research reactor. There are five SLOWPOKEs in Canada located at various universities for the purpose of scientific research.
CNSC President Michael Binder presented at the CNS Conference held in Montréal, Québec, on May 27 in the plenary titled "Nuclear Science and Technology and Health". The theme for this year’s CNS conference was “Atoms for Power, Health & the Environment”.
April 26, 2010
CNSC President Michael Binder made a presentation at the 2010 International Nuclear Regulators Association (INRA) meeting on April 26, 2010, in London, England. The main purpose of the association is to influence and enhance nuclear safety, from the regulatory prospective, among its members and worldwide.
CNSC President Michael Binder presented at the University of Saskatchewan about the CNSC’s role as Canada’s nuclear regulator. He discussed the global and domestic trends in the nuclear industry, the safe management of nuclear waste in Canada and common misconceptions about the nuclear industry. Mr. Binder’s lecture at the forum was part of a speaker series which aims to promote informed discussion about Saskatchewan’s energy future, including the proposal by a consortium, that includes the University of Saskatchewan, to build a research reactor.
March 9, 2010
On March 9, 2010, President Binder delivered a speech at the 22nd Annual Regulatory Information Conference hosted by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission in North Bethesda, Maryland. His presentation was titled International Cooperation: A Canadian Regulator's perspective.
February 26, 2010
CNSC President Michael Binder presented on February 26 at the Canadian Nuclear Association’s Annual Conference "Canada’s Nuclear Industry: Celebrating 50 Years” which was held in Ottawa, Ontario. He spoke on the topic of “Regulating the Canadian Nuclear Industry in a Fast Changing World”.
Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, gave a presentation to the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne on the safe transport of radioactive material, and Bruce Power’s proposal to transport steam generators to Sweden for recycling. In his presentation, Mr. Jammal spoke about CNSC's mandate and licensing process, as well as the scope of CNSC’s evaluation of the Bruce Power application.
November 19, 2010
Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, along with André Régimbald, Director General of the Directorate of Nuclear Substance Regulation, and Sylvain Faille, Director of the Transport Licensing and Strategic Support Division, gave a presentation to representatives of the City of Montreal about the safe transport of radioactive materials. They discussed the CNSC's mandate and licensing process, as well as the CNSC’s evaluation of Bruce Power’s application to transport steam generators to Sweden for recycling.
November 17, 2010
Jacques Lavoie, CNSC Senior General Counsel, gave a presentation to the Nuclear Law Committee of the Nuclear Energy Agency on the Canadian context of aging management and life extension of nuclear power plants. The Nuclear Law Committee, a highly focused group of specialists, provides a forum for discussions concerning the development and harmonisation of legislation on aspects of nuclear activity.
Terry Jamieson, Vice-President, Technical Support Branch, delivered a presentation at the Technical Meeting on Low-Power Critical Facilities and Small Reactors, hosted by the Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) in Ottawa. Mr. Jamieson talked about the CNSC’s perspective on the history of low-power critical facilities, explained why these facilities are important for the regulator, described the current approach to licensing small reactors, and offered some thoughts on the future.
Presentation by Terry Jamieson, Vice-President, Technical Support Branch at the International Conference on Challenges Faced by Technical and Scientific Support Organizations (TSOs) in Enhancing Nuclear Safety and Security (PDF)
During a conference organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Tokyo, Japan, Mr. Jamieson presented the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's (CNSC) perspective on rules of conduct for technical support organizations (TSOs ). The objective of this conference was to develop a common understanding of the responsibilities, needs and opportunities of TSOs, to further promote international cooperation and networking between them to enhance nuclear and radiation safety regulation.
Jacques Lavoie, Senior General Counsel and Director, delivered a presentation at a course on Nuclear Power Fundamentals held in Toronto, Ontario. Mr. Lavoie's presentation, entitled Nuclear Regulation in Canada, provided an overview of the CNSC and of the Canadian nuclear sector, and discussed the Canadian approach to nuclear regulation.
Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, gave a presentation to Owen Sound City Council on the topic of the transportation of steam generators from the Bruce Power nuclear site to Sweden for recycling. In his presentation, Mr. Jammal spoke about CNSC's mandate and licensing process, applicable regulations, the scope of the CNSC’s evaluation, details of the Bruce Power application and the required approvals at all levels.Read more
Ramzi Jammal, Executive Vice President and the Chief Regulatory Operations Officer participated in a Symposium entitled "Medical Isotopes and Imaging: Where do we go from here?" on June 17, 2010 in Ottawa. The Symposium was part of the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists.
Presentation by Terry Jamieson, Vice-President, Technical Support Branch at the Workshop on International Best Practices for Nuclear Guard Force, Recruitment, Training, Deployment, and Exercise (PDF)
In Collingwood, Ontario, Mr. Jamieson presented the Canadian regulator's perspective on the best practices for on-site security guard force protection of facilities that house nuclear materials. The workshop, sponsored by the Government of Canada, was hosted by the World Institute for Nuclear Security, a Vienna-based NGO which aims to strengthen nuclear security worldwide by facilitating the sharing and promotion of best practices among nuclear security experts, governments, international organizations and the nuclear industry. The workshop will bring together 100 nuclear industry experts from around the world for discussion and training to improve nuclear security capacity in the nuclear industry.
April 19, 2010
Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, presented on the topic of "Regulating Nuclear Activities from the Existing to the Renaissance" at the International Forum on Nuclear Safety Challenges in the Flat, Mixed and Open World held in Seoul, Korea. The Forum, in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, explored nuclear power plant safety challenges observed by existing and new nuclear regulators around the world.
March 11, 2010
On March 11, 2010, Vice-President (Technical Support Branch) Terry Jamieson delivered a speech at the 22nd Annual Regulatory Information Conference hosted by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission in North Bethesda, Maryland. His presentation was titled "Efforts to Converge Codes and Standards: MDEP's Role".
February 25, 2010
Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer presented at the National Research Council Institute for National Measurement Standards (INMS) on the topic of "CNSC Readiness for licensing of Facilities for Medical Isotope Production". Mr. Jammal spoke about CNSC's readiness for the licensing of radioisotope production facilities, the Government of Canada's expert panel findings on isotope production, isotope proposals and review process, the regulation of isotope producing accelerators and processing facilities.
January 11-13, 2010
Presentation by Terry Jamieson, CNSC Vice-President of the Technical Support Branch, to the 2010 ISOE North American ALARA Symposium/EPRI Radiation Protection Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PDF)
Mr. Jamieson’s presentation provided the Canadian perspective into the nuclear renaissance including current nuclear projects, potential future projects, the Canadian nuclear regulator’s readiness for the nuclear renaissance, and some of the recent challenges that the Canadian nuclear industry has faced.
September 30, 2010
Commission Member McDill made a presentation at the 7th annual Women in Nuclear (WiN) Canada conference, in Ajax, Ontario. Building on the theme “Learning from Each Other”, Dr. McDill’s presentation touched on her role as Commission Tribunal Member for the CNSC, and discussed both her professional and personal experiences in the nuclear industry.
- View "The Catch", a video on careers in the nuclear industry launched by WiN-Canada and The Learning Partnership
- Read the supplementary education guide (PDF) which includes information and lesson plans for Elementary students in grades 6-8 and Secondary students in grades 9-12, available on The Learning Partnership Web site.
November 3, 2010
The CNSC staff participated in an information session with the Nunavut Impact Review Board.The goal of the sessions was to explain CNSC’s role in regulating uranium mining in Canada, and more specifically as it pertains to the Kiggavik project.
November 1-3, 2010
At the request of the Michelin Project Community Panel, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) hosted public information sessions in the Labrador communities. The presentation describes who the CNSC is and how they regulate uranium mines and mills. The presentation identifies how the public can participate in the environmental assessment and licensing processes. Examples of radiation and environmental protection practices at existing mines are reviewed. It should be noted that the CNSC has not received an application for a uranium mine in Labrador.
October 13, 2010
The CNSC staff participated in an information session with the the Comité provincial d’examen. The goal of the sessions was to explain CNSC’s role in regulating uranium mining in Canada, and more specifically as it pertains to the Matoush Exploration project.
October 12, 2010
Henry Rabski, Director of the Operation Inspection Division, delivered a presentation on October 12, 2010 at the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) Workshop held in Lisbon, Portugal. His presentation provided an overview of the strategy that has been initiated by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to manage orphan sources discovered across Canada.
October 8, 2010
On October 8th, Sylvain Faille, Director of the Transport Licensing and Strategic Support Division, participated in the 16th International Symposium on the Packaging and Transport of Radioactive Materials (PATRAM). At the symposium, Mr. Faille presented a paper titled “Use of Vehicle Radiation Portal Monitors and Transport Regulations in Canada”. The paper focused on issues related to the activation of waste alarms at facilities in Canada, and the transport of these loads once they are known to contain radioactive material.
October 6, 2010
September 30, 2010
The CNSC participated in a panel discussion called “The Regulator at Work”, at the 7th annual WiN Canada conference in Ajax, Ontario. Staff members demonstrated how their technical contribution is integrated into assisting the CNSC Commission Tribunal members with regulatory decision-making. The presentation focused on licence renewal, and how the review of technical review of programs – such as training and radiation protection programs – is integrated into a regulatory recommendation.
September 8, 2010
Shirley Oue, Project Officer, Wastes and Decommissioning Division, delivered a presentation at a decommissioning course organized by the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), held in Deep River, Ontario, from September 8 to 10, 2010. The objective of this presentation was to provide an overview of lessons learned from Canadian nuclear decommissioning activities.
September 8, 2010
Don Howard, Director of the Wastes and Decommissioning Division, delivered a presentation at a decommissioning course organized by the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), held in Deep River, Ontario, from September 8 to10, 2010. The objective of this presentation was to provide an overview of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s approach to decommissioning activities.
September 7 and 8, 2010
The CNSC staff participated in public information sessions that involved a local radio talk show (CiniFM) on September 7 and a commmunity meeting organized by the Cree Nation of Mistissini on September 8 The goal of the sessions was to explain CNSC’s role in regulating uranium mining in Canada, and more specifically as it pertains to the Matoush Uranium Exploration Ramp Access project.
September 1, 2010
Peter Fundarek, Director of the Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Licensing Division, delivered a presentation at the International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine, held in Varna, Bulgaria.
Peter’s presentation was titled "Canada’s Medical Radioisotope Shortage – The Regulator’s Reality", and discussed the roles and responsibilities of Canada’s nuclear regulator, in light of the ongoing supply issues associated with production of Technetium-99m.
The lecture provided information on how the CNSC operates, as well as on the organization’s role in helping the medical community deal with the challenges associated with the reduced medical radioisotope supply. The presentation also discussed the response by other federal agencies and the federal government.
August 27, 2010
Patsy Thompson, Director General of the Directorate of Environmental and Radiation Protection and Assessment, made a presentation entitled Balancing Science and Public Health Policy Considerations in the Regulation of Tritium in Drinking Water: The CNSC Perspective to the McMaster University International Scientific Symposium. Dr. Thompson presented the main findings of the Tritium Studies Project, with a focus on drinking water.
Uranium 2010 Conference
Patsy Thompson, Director General of the Directorate of Environmental and Radiation Protection and Assessment, gave a presentation entitled Epidemiological Evidence and Radiation Protection. In her presentation, Dr. Thompson provided information from epidemiological studies on the relationship between radon decay products and lung cancer among Canadian uranium workers, as well as from studies on the health of people living near uranium processing facilities. She also addressed knowledge gaps and plans for future studies to ensure that the CNSC regulations continue to provide a high level of protection to workers and members of the public.
Fred Ashley, Senior Project Officer, Mill and Effluent Treatment Specialist, Uranium Mines and Mills Division, Saskatoon Office, gave a presentation that reviewed the regulatory processes used in Canada for uranium mining and milling operations and the design practices used and specific examples of effluent treatment and tailings and waste-rock management systems in Saskatchewan.
Denis Schryer, Senior Project Officer, Ventilation Specialist, Uranium Mines and Mills Division, Saskatoon Office, gave a presentation that reviewed Radiation Protection, one of the main safety and control areas mandated by the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and its associated regulations. In his presentation, regulatory controls and an explanation of how they are applied by using best practices of current uranium mines and mills were discussed.
- Presentation by Cherry Gunning at the Uranium 2010 Conference (PDF)
Cherry Gunning, Senior Project Officer, New Major Facilities Licensing Division gave a presentation that reviewed the documents that are being developed by the CNSC to improve the efficiency and predictability of the licensing process for new uranium mines and mills projects.
Presentation by Julie Mecke, Project Officer, Wastes and Decommissioning Division of the CNSC, at the International Atomic Energy Agency Technical Meeting on "The Establishment of a Radioactive Waste Management Organization" (PDF)
Ms. Mecke presented at the Technical Meeting about the CNSC’s perspective on: “Informing the Public - The experience in Canada”, in Paris, France. Canada is a Member State of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and participates actively in IAEA activities such as Technical Meetings. The Technical Meeting on the Establishment of a Radioactive Management Organization is being organized pursuant to recommendations by the 3rd Review Meeting of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (Joint Convention) and the subsequent meeting of the General Committee of the Joint Convention held on November 20, 2009.
The main purpose for IAEA Technical Meetings is to provide a forum for specialists of Members States to discuss implementation measures for the establishment of national organizations for the management of radioactive waste with experts from Contracting Parties to the Joint Convention.
View other presentations made at the Technical Meeting (Source: IAEA Web site)
June 7-10, 2010
The presentation describes who the CNSC is and how they regulate uranium mines and mills. The presentation identifieshow the public can participate in the environmental assessment and licensing processes. Examples of radiation and environmental protection practices at existing mines are reviewed.
Meetings in the first three communities had to be cancelled because inclement weather resulted in flight cancellations.
June 1, 2010
Rachel Lane, A/Director, Radiation and Health Science Division, made a presentation entitled "Children as Vulnerable Populations in Radiological/Nuclear Events". Ms. Lane discussed the issue in light of the objective scientific evidence from the a-bomb survivors, radiotherapy patients, Chernobyl accident, studies of offspring of nuclear energy workers with pre-conception and children living near nuclear power plants. She highlighted scenarios where children's greater vulnerability puts them at increased risk and suggested that emergency response should be tailored to these scenarios.
Jean LeClair, Director, Internal Quality Management Division, gave presentations at public information sessions on May 25 and 26, 2010 in Mistissini and in Chibougamau. The goal of the presentations was to explain CNSC’s role in regulating uranium mining in Canada, and more specifically as it pertains to the Matoush Uranium Exploration Ramp Access project. During the same sessions, the proponent, Strateco Resources Inc., also presented the project to the public as well as the results of the environmental and social impact assessment. Federal and provincial government representatives and the Cree Regional Authority were present to answer the public’s questions and explain the review process and the next steps.
The public information sessions are the first of two phases of public hearings lead by the Federal and Provincial Review Panels. The second phase will allow the public to present their views on the project and its impacts and to submit and/or file submissions.
The Matoush Uranium Exploration Ramp Access project involves the excavation of an exploration ramp to determine the possibility of a uranium mine within the JBNQA territory located approximately 260 km north of Chibougamau in Quebec.
May 8, 2010
Presentation by Peter Fundarek to the Canadian Association of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting (PDF)
Peter Fundarek, Director of the Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Licensing Division, delivered a presentation titled "Canada’s Medical Radioisotope Shortage – The Regulator’s Reality." The presentation discussed the roles and responsibilities of the regulator in light of the ongoing supply issues associated with production of Technetium-99m. Information was provided on how the CNSC operates and its role in helping the medical community meet the challenges associated with managing with the reduced supply of this essential diagnostic radioisotope.
May 6, 2010
Pierre Lahaie, Director of the Management and Systems Division, delivered a presentation titled “Management System Standards in the Canadian Nuclear Industry.” In his presentation, Mr. Lahaie emphasized the need for organizations to implement effective management systems as a means to improve safety management performance and safety culture. The presentation also focused on the current status of management system standards within the Canadian nuclear industry and how they contribute to good safety management performance.
May 4 and 5, 2010
The CNSC accepted the invitation from local authorities to visit Manning and Peace River, two communities located in Northwestern Alberta. The focus of CNSC's presentation for these events is on its role as Canada's nuclear regulator, as well as Environmental Assessment and Licensing processes for new nuclear power plants and public involvement opportunities.
April 28, 2010
Webinar Workshop on Small Reactors
Presentations: Section 1 (PDF) Section 2 (PDF) Section 3(PDF)
The CNSC held a webinar workshop on small reactors for the public and other stakeholders on April 28, 2010 from 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m (EDT) as part of the pre-consultation phase for the development of two regulatory documents - Deterministic Safety Analysis for Small Reactors (RD-308) and Design Requirements for Small Reactors (RD-367) . The objectives of the workshop were to seek feedback on the development of these RDs and to provide information to help with the public consultation process of RD-308 and RD-367. The consultation period will begin during the summer of 2010.
The CNSC also held a technical workshop on small reactors with nuclear industry stakeholders to obtain some feedback on the proposed scope of the regulatory documents.
February 8-10, 2010
Summary: At the invitation of the Comité uranium de la Conférence régionale des élus de la Baie-James, the CNSC participated in a series of information sessions with regional leaders in the Chibougamau region of Québec. The main focus of the presentation was to provide information on the CNSC and how uranium mines and mills are regulated.
January 27, 2010
CNSC presented its views on proposed new drinking water limits for tritium to the Ontario Ministry of Environment’s Drinking Water Standards Section. They are considering a proposal to lower the current drinking water standard for tritium of 7,000 Bq/L to 20 Bq/L. This presentation covers the CNSC regulatory process, our current studies on the health effect of tritium and our suggestion that 100 Bq/L would be more appropriate.