Presentations 2015

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Presentations by Mr. Michael Binder, CNSC President and CEO

December 2, 2015

Presentation by CNSC President Michael Binder on Canada – Asia Cooperation in Furthering Nuclear Safety (PDF)

On December 2, 2015, CNSC President Michael Binder attended a workshop hosted by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada on maximizing Canada’s nuclear energy opportunity in Asia. President Binder presented during a session on strategies for furthering Canada-Asia cooperation on nuclear safety. During the presentation, President Binder talked to the importance of gaining the public’s trust, international collaboration, and enhancing the international architecture for nuclear safety.

November 12, 2015

Presentation by CNSC President Michael Binder as part of a panel discussion at the Canadian Nuclear Law Organization's 2nd Annual Nuclear Law Course (PDF)

President Michael Binder took part in a panel discussion along with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) Chairman Stephen Burns on the Characteristics of an Effective Nuclear Regulator at the Canadian Nuclear Law Organization's 2nd Annual Nuclear Law Course in Toronto.

October 26, 2015

Remarks by CNSC President Michael Binder at the 2015 WANO Biennial General Meeting


On October 6, 2015, Michael Binder, CNSC President and Chief Executive Officer, appeared as part of a regulator panel session in Toronto at the World Association of Nuclear Operators Biennial General Meeting. Dr. Binder delivered remarks on current and future nuclear regulation.

July 28, 2015

Presentation by CNSC President Michael Binder to the Cameco Board of Directors (PDF)

President Binder gave a presentation to the Cameco Board of Directors on July 28, 2015. He introduced new Board members to the CNSC, and highlighted issues and activities of mutual interest.

May 7, 2015

CNSC President meets with INRA (PDF)

President Binder spoke to the International Nuclear Regulators’ Association on the CNSC's activities.

March 12, 2015

Presentation by CNSC President Michael Binder at the University of Ottawa (PDF)

On Thursday, March 12, 2015, President Binder gave a presentation to participants in the University of Ottawa’s Certificate Program in Public Sector Leadership and Governance, which is designed to accelerate the development of well-performing senior public service leaders. President Binder shared his insights and experience based on 40+ years in the public service and discussed how the CNSC is pursuing its vision of being the best nuclear regulator in the world. President Binder then engaged in a question-and-answer session with the participants.

February 27, 2015

Presentation by CNSC President Michael Binder at the Canadian Nuclear Association Conference and Trade Show 2015 (PDF)

CNSC President Michael Binder spoke at the CNA's Annual Conference and Trade Show on February 27, 2015. The theme of this year's conference was "Power for a Cooler Climate".

February 25, 2015

CNSC President meets with the Canadian Association of Nuclear Host Communities (PDF)

On February 25, 2015, CNSC President Michael Binder made a presentation in Ottawa to the Canadian Association of Nuclear Host Communities. He updated the mayors and councillors on the CNSC’s operations and plans, and discussed ways to encourage greater public participation.

February 3, 2015

CNSC President's speech to the Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

On February 3, 2015, Michael Binder, CNSC President and Chief Executive Officer, appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources. The Committee is studying Bill C-22, The Energy Safety and Security Act which includes proposed new nuclear liability legislation entitled the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act. Dr. Binder delivered some brief remarks and answered questions from the Committee.

Presentations by CNSC Senior Management

November 16, 2015

Opening remarks by CNSC Executive Vice-President Ramzi Jammal at the CANDU Senior Regulators’ Meeting

Mr. Jammal spoke about the importance of exchanging regulatory and operational experience among countries that own CANDU-type reactors, in an effort to improve safety and enhance regulatory effectiveness.

November 13, 2015

Presentation by Lisa Thiele at the CNLO’s Second Annual Nuclear Law Course

On November 13, 2015, Lisa Thiele, Senior General Counsel, gave a presentation at the CNLO’s Second Annual Nuclear Law Course in Toronto, ON. The presentation was entitled “Regulatory Considerations: Nuclear Technology, Prescribed Information and Export Controls”.

October 20, 2015

Presentation by Terry Jamieson at the 7th International Conference on Modelling and Simulation in Nuclear Science and Engineering

On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, Terry Jamieson, Vice-President of the Technical Support Branch, spoke in Ottawa at the 7th International Conference on Modelling and Simulation in Nuclear Science and Engineering. His presentation outlines the evolution of safety analysis and its methodology, highlighting achievements in the past and discussing challenges of the future.

October 19, 2015

Opening remarks by Ramzi Jammal at the IAEA International Conference on Global Emergency Preparedness and Response

The President’s summary report by Ramzi Jammal at the IAEA International Conference on Global Emergency Preparedness and Response

From October 19 to 23, 2015, Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, presided over the IAEA International Conference on Global Emergency Preparedness and Response, held in Vienna, Austria. The Conference concluded with Mr. Jammal’s summary report identifying recommendations to further strengthen emergency preparedness and response.

September 30, 2015

Presentation by Lisa Thiele at the Nuclear Law Institute

On September 30, 2015, Lisa Thiele, Senior General Counsel, gave a presentation at the Nuclear Law Institute in Baden, Austria. The presentation was entitled Uranium Mining and Production: Part of a National Nuclear Regulatory Statute.

September 29, 2015

Presentation by Lisa Thiele at the 14th Regional Conference of the German Branch of the INLA

On September 29, 2015, Lisa Thiele, Senior General Counsel, gave a presentation at the 14th Regional Conference of the German Branch of the INLA in Nuremberg, Germany. The presentation was entitled Radioactive Waste Management in Canada.

September 17, 2015

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal at the 59th IAEA General Conference (PDF) | (video)

On September 17, 2015,CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer Ramzi Jammal spoke at the 59th International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference in Vienna, Austria. The CNSC was a contributor to the IAEA Director General's report, The Fukushima Daiichi Accident and its five technical volumes, released on August 31, 2015. As co-chair of the working group for Technical Volume 1/5, Description and Context of the Accident, Mr. Jammal spoke about key events that happened before, during and after the accident.

August 25, 2015

Presentation by Lisa Thiele at the International School of Nuclear Law

On August 25, 2015, Lisa Thiele, Senior General Counsel, gave a presentation at the International School of Nuclear Law in Montpellier, France. The presentation was entitled Uranium Regulation: Mining, Transportation, Trade & Control.

August 11, 2015

Presentation by Terry Jamieson at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation Canadian regulators’ event

On August 11, 2015, Terry Jamieson, Vice-President of the Technical Support Branch, spoke at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation Canadian regulators’ event held in Toronto. The presentation outlined the CNSC’s regulatory approach to cyber security in the Canadian nuclear industry, the regulatory framework in place and the importance of national and international collaboration in this area.

June 3, 2015

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal at the Canadian Nuclear Society Conference (PDF)

On June 3, 2015, Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, spoke at the 35th annual Canadian Nuclear Society Conference in Saint John, New Brunswick. Mr. Jammal spoke about the CNSC's role in the regulatory oversight of waste management in Canada, as well as proposed updates to the CNSC's regulatory framework on nuclear waste and decommissioning.

June 3, 2015

Presentation by Terry Jamieson at the Joint Workshop on Challenges and Enhancements to Safety Culture of the Regulatory Body (PDF)

On June 3, 2015, Terry Jamieson, Vice-President, Technical Support Branch, spoke at the Joint Workshop on Challenges and Enhancements to Safety Culture of the Regulatory Body held in Paris, France. The workshop was hosted by the Nuclear Energy Agency, the Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations, and the Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health. The presentation provided organizational and personal insights gained while improving CNSC safety culture, and highlighted the importance of safety culture at the regulatory body as well as the strong links between regulatory effectiveness and a robust, healthy safety culture.

May 13, 2015

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal at the IAEA Review Meeting for the Joint Convention (PDF)

On May 13, 2015, the Canadian delegation, led by Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, spoke at the International Atomic Energy Agency Review Meeting for the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management. The Canadian delegation presented the Fifth Canadian National Report, demonstrating that Canada continues to meet its obligations under the terms of the Joint Convention and maintains a consistently high level of safety in the management of spent fuel and radioactive waste.

March 11, 2015

Ramzi Jammal presents at the 27th Annual Regulatory Information Conference (PDF) | (video)

On March 11, 2015, Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, spoke at the 27th Annual Regulatory Information Conference held in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. The presentation focused on lessons learned from the Fukushima Daiichi accident – the Canadian experience.

March 10, 2015

Public Participation in Canadian Nuclear Licensing Hearings (PDF)

Commission Secretary Marc Leblanc spoke at the 27th Annual U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Regulatory Information Conference on March 10, 2015. The theme of his presentation was "Public Participation in Canadian Nuclear Licensing Hearings" and was part of a technical session entitled "A Review of Public Participation in Nuclear Regulatory Proceedings in the U.S. and International Alternatives".

Presentations by CNSC staff

December 4, 2015

Presentation by Marc Drolet at the Community of Federal Regulators Annual National Workshop (HTML Version | PDF Version)

On December 4, 2015, the CNSC’s Marc Drolet, Senior Media Relations Advisor, gave a presentation at the Community of Federal Regulators Annual National Workshop in Ottawa, Ontario. His presentation was entitled "Communicating Regulatory Information Effectively Through Digital Communications".

November 24, 2015

Outreach presentation to Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (Saskatoon)

On November 24, 2015, Kevin Lee and Marcel de Vos gave a presentation to the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. In their talk, they provided an overview of activities through which the CNSC is addressing potential future licensing of activities in Canada involving small modular reactors. They also discussed the CNSC's mandate and its technology-neutral and risk-informed approach to regulation and reinforced the applicant's role in addressing Canadian requirements when proposing a project.

November 18-20, 2015

Presentation by Shizhong Lei to the Nuclear Energy Agency

On November 18-20, 2015 Shizhong Lei gave a presentation to the Nuclear Energy Agency/Committee on the Safety Of Nuclear Installations' working group on external events workshop on severe weather and storm surge at the Nuclear Energy Agency's Headquarters in Paris, France. The presentation was titled CNSC's Regulatory Approach to Extreme Weather and Floor Hazard Assessment.

November 18, 2015

CNSC approach to SMR licensing in Canada

On November 18, 2015, Marcel de Vos and Haidy Tadros gave a presentation on the progress and challenges of regulating small modular reactors (SMRs) in Canada. The talk was given to a diverse audience of equipment and service suppliers, licensees and SMR technology developers at the Organization of Canadian Industries (OCI) Annual General Meeting. The OCI meeting theme focused on increased interest in SMRs, technologies being developed, supply chain implications and how activities involving SMRs would be regulated.

November 9, 2015

Presentation by Robin Butler at the WiN-Canada conference

On November 9, 2015, Robin Butler, Director of the Resourcing and Human Resources Planning Division, gave a presentation at the WiN-Canada 12th Annual Conference in Ajax, Ontario. The presentation, entitled “Building a Foundation for the CNSC’s Workforce to 2025”, shared the CNSC’s experience with strategic workforce planning.

October 22, 2015

Presentation by Alexandre Leblanc at the Nuclear Energy Agency's Working Group on Inspection Practices

On October 22, 2015, CNSC's Alexandre Leblanc, Senior Regulatory Program Officer, Power Reactor Licensing Compliance Integration Division, gave a presentation at the Nuclear Energy Agency's Working Group on Inspection Practices in Lyon, France. The presentation, titled "Canadian Observed Inspection", communicated the outcome of inspection activities at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station. These activities were conducted with regulatory body inspectors from Finland, France and South Korea.

October 21, 2015

Presentation by Alexandre Leblanc at the Nuclear Energy Agency’s Working Group on Inspection Practices

On October 21, 2015, CNSC’s Alexandre Leblanc, Senior Regulatory Program Officer, Power Reactor Licensing Compliance Integration Division, gave a presentation at the Nuclear Energy Agency’s Working Group on Inspection Practices in Lyon, France. The presentation, titled “Comparison of Surveillance and Monitoring Practices”, elaborated on similarities and differences in nuclear power plant oversight between several regulatory bodies.

October 6-8, 2015

Presentation by Julie Brown and Son Nguyen at the Integration Group for the Safety Case

On October 6–8, 2015, Julie Brown, PhD, P. Geo. and Son Nguyen PhD, P. Eng. gave a presentation at the Integration Group for the Safety Case in Paris, France. The presentation was titled Geoscientific Research and Links to the Regulatory Framework for the Development of the Safety Case.

September 30, 2015

Presentation by Raoul Awad at the Canadian Nuclear Association Fall Seminar

On September 30, 2015, the CNSC’s Raoul Awad, Director General, Security and Safeguards, gave a presentation at the Canadian Nuclear Association Fall Seminar in Toronto, ON. The presentation, titled Imports and Exports, provided an overview of the principles that regulate the nuclear import and export industry in Canada.

August 26-27, 2015

Canadian Approach to Defence in Depth

On August 26, 2015, at an inter-agency workshop on defence in depth in Washington, Dr. Douglass Miller gave a presentation outlining the Canadian approach to defence in depth. Dr. Miller highlighted a number of key areas such as implementation and enhancement of defence in depth.

August 26, 2015

Presentation by Sunni Locatelli in Vienna

On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, Sunni Locatelli, Director General of Strategic Communications, gave a short presentation at the “Women in Nuclear Meet Atoms for Peace” IAEA conference in Vienna. Her presentation provided a snapshot of women working in nuclear communications in Canada.

June 25, 2015

Presentation by Andrei Blahoianu at the IAEA International Conference on Operational Safety

On June 25, 2015, Andrei Blahoianu, Director of the Engineering Design Assessment Division, gave a presentation titled “Status of Canadian NPPs’ Long-Term Operation (LTO) Preparation”. The presentation extensively covered LTO preparation in Canada, including the CNSC regulatory approach, domestic research for LTO and post-Fukushima safety enhancements.

June 17, 2015

Presentation by Rob Burh to the National Research Council of Canada

On June 17, 2015, the Nuclear Processing and Facilities Division (NPFD) delivered a presentation in Ottawa via WebEx to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission and France’s Autorité de sûreté nucléaire. The presentation describes how NPFD supports the CNSC’s mission and mandate, regulatory framework, safety and control area framework, risk ranking and compliance approach for the facilities NPFD regulates. The presentation also details operating experience at facilities NPFD is responsible for.

May 28, 2015

Presentation by André Régimbald at the Canadian Radiation Protection Association conference (PDF)

On May 14, 2015, André Régimbald, Director General of the Directorate of Nuclear Substance Regulation, gave a presentation on behalf of Ramzi Jammal, Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, at the annual conference of the Canadian Radiation Protection Association (CRPA) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The presentation discussed the importance of sharing successes and challenges, and learning from events and incidents through effective networking within the CRPA community. It also addressed continuing open dialogue with the public and the CNSC, to strengthen the safety of nuclear activities.

May 12, 2015

Managing the CNSC's digital presence (PDF)

On May 12, 2015, Marc Drolet, Communications Specialist, made a presentation at the annual conference of the Canadian Radiation Protection Association. His presentation provides an overview of the CNSC’s communications activities with a focus on how it manages its digital presence.

March 12, 2015

CNSC Perspective on Nuclear Research (PDF)

On March 12, 2015, Gerry Frappier, Director General of the Directorate of Assessment and Analysis, spoke at the 27th Annual Regulatory Information Conference held in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. The presentation focused on the "CNSC Perspective on Nuclear Research".

March 10, 2015

Regulation of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) in Canada: Progress and Challenges (PDF)

On March 10, 2015, at the USNRC Regulatory Information Conference, Dr. Douglass Miller made a presentation outlining CNSC's readiness to regulate projects in Canada that would seek to utilize Small Modular Reactor (SMR) designs. Dr. Miller highlighted a number of key areas where additional work needs to be done to address specific challenges some of these technologies bring to regulatory discussions.

February 25, 2015

Presenting to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (PDF)

On February 25, 2015, Kelly McGee, Assistant Commission Secretary, made a presentation in Ottawa to the Canadian Nuclear Association Conference and Trade Show 2015. Her presentation was titled “Presenting to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission”.

Presentations by third parties

October 30, 2015

Presentation by the International Atomic Energy Agency at the closing ceremony of the Canadian International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission (PDF)

On October 30, 2015, a team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts completed an International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission to Canada by presenting their conclusions to the CNSC. The IPPAS team concluded that Canada conducts strong and sustainable nuclear security activities and identified several good practices in the national nuclear security regime.