Presentations 2016

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Presentations by Mr. Michael Binder, CNSC President and CEO

November 17, 2016

Opening remarks by CNSC President Michael Binder at the Standing Committee on Natural Resources

On November 17, 2016, President Michael Binder delivered opening remarks at the Standing Committee on Natural Resources in Ottawa, ON. The remarks gave an overview of the CNSC’s mandate and areas of regulation, as well as the regulator’s perspective on the future of nuclear in Canada.

Additional remarks from the Standing Committee on Natural Resources:

September 13, 2016

Presentation by CNSC President Michael Binder at the Canadian Nuclear Society’s Conference on Nuclear Waste Management, Decommissioning and Environmental Restoration

On September 13, 2016, CNSC President Michael Binder gave a keynote address at the Canadian Nuclear Society’s Conference on Nuclear Waste Management, Decommissioning and Environmental Restoration in Ottawa, ON. The President provided an update on regulatory activities related to the conference’s areas of focus and a look ahead at the work the CNSC is undertaking to enhance the Canadian regulatory framework.

August 11, 2016

Presentation by CNSC President Michael Binder to OPG’s Board of Directors

On August 11, 2016, CNSC President Michael Binder gave a presentation to the Generation Oversight Committee of Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Board of Directors in Toronto, ON. The presentation provided an update to the Board on the CNSC’s current and ongoing regulatory activities relating to the Darlington and Pickering nuclear generating stations, waste management issues, emerging technologies, and general updates on CNSC domestic and international activities.

July 22, 2016

Presentation by CNSC President Michael Binder at the World Nuclear University Summer Institute

On July 22, 2016, CNSC President Michael Binder spoke at the World Nuclear University (WNU) Summer0 Institute, currently being held in Ottawa. President Binder delivered a presentation to WNU students titled "Excellence in Nuclear Regulation", which provided the CNSC perspective0 on achieving regulatory excellence.

March 14, 2016

Presentation by CNSC President Michael Binder as part of the Multinational Workshop on the Regulation of Deep Geological Repositories

On March 14, 2016, CNSC President Michael Binder delivered a presentation at the Multinational Workshop on the Regulation of Deep Geological Repositories in Ottawa, ON. His presentation, titled “Regulating the Safety of Radioactive Waste”, provided an overview of the CNSC and the status of radioactive waste management in Canada.

February 26, 2016

Presentation by CNSC President Michael Binder entitled "Nuclear in a Low-Carbon Future: Moving Forward Within a Strong Regulatory Framework" (PDF)

CNSC President Michael Binder spoke at the Canadian Nuclear Association's Annual Conference and Trade Show on February 26, 2016. The theme of this year's conference was "The Core of Canada's Low-Carbon Future". The President spoke about the CNSC's strong regulatory framework in 2015 and plans for the year ahead. He also announced the launch of the CNSC's 70th anniversary campaign.

February 2, 2016

Presentation by CNSC President Michael Binder at the Certificate Program in Regulatory Leadership Study Tour (PDF)

On February 2, 2016, CNSC President and CEO Michael Binder participated in the annual Certificate Program in Regulatory Leadership (CPRL) Study Tour, which focused this year on the nuclear sector. The CPRL is a joint initiative of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University intended to strengthen Canada’s regulatory community. During the CPRL study tour, participants also received presentations from several CNSC executives and staff members. Click on the links below to view the other CNSC presentations during the 2016 CPRL study tour.

See senior management presentations at the CPRL

See staff presentations at the CPRL

January 19, 2016

Presentation by CNSC President Michael Binder on Excellence in Nuclear Regulation (PDF)

On January 19, 2016, CNSC President Michael Binder participated in a one-day Federal Regulators Summit hosted by the Public Policy Forum to consider what it means to achieve regulatory excellence. President Binder delivered a presentation, titled "Excellence in Nuclear Regulation", which provided the CNSC perspective on the pursuit of regulatory excellence.

Presentations by CNSC Senior Management

November 16, 2016

Presentation by Jasmine Saric and Lisa Thiele at the Nuclear Law Committee Meeting

On November 16, 2016, the CNSC’s Jasmine Saric, Counsel, and Lisa Thiele, Senior General Counsel, gave a presentation to the Nuclear Law Committee of the Nuclear Energy Agency. The meeting took place in Paris, France. The presentation was titled “Nuclear Law Developments in Canada”.

November 2, 2016

Presentation by Terry Jamieson at the 4th International Technical Meeting on Small Reactors hosted by the Canadian Nuclear Society

On November 2, 2016, Terry Jamieson, CNSC Vice-President, Technical Support Branch, made a presentation at the 4th International Technical Meeting on Small Reactors hosted by the Canadian Nuclear Society, in Ottawa. This presentation, titled “The Role of Research and Development Information in Supporting a Safety Case”, discusses the CNSC's approach to reviewing the research and development (R&D) programs used to support the regulatory review of small modular reactors (SMR). An applicant for a licence to conduct activities regulated under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act is responsible for adequately supporting their safety case with credible and relevant information. In the case of SMRs, existing codes and standards and OPEX may not be applicable. The CNSC will therefore expect the applicant to show how combinations of R&D ‎and the use of conservatisms address these gaps.

October 12, 2016

Presentation by CNSC Senior General Counsel Lisa Thiele at the Nuclear Law Institute

On October 12, 2016, Lisa Thiele, Senior General Counsel, gave a presentation at the Nuclear Law Institute in Baden, Austria. The presentation was titled “Regulating Uranium Mining and Production: Part of a National Nuclear Regulatory Statute”.

September 28, 2016

Jason Cameron, Vice-President of Regulatory Affairs and Chief Communications Officer, spoke at the side event “Enhancing Nuclear Safety Worldwide – Actions taken by exporting and hosting countries” during the 60th IAEA General Conference in Vienna, Austria

As part of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s General Conference, Mr. Jason Cameron, Vice-President Regulatory Affairs Branch and Chief Communications Officer, spoke to representatives from other regulators, governments and industry during the event “Enhancing Nuclear Safety Worldwide – Actions taken by exporting and hosting countries.” Joined by speakers from the United States, Russia, Japan, India and China, Mr. Cameron addressed the topic, “Actions to secure safety taken by exporting countries.” The speech outlined Canada’s commitment to the safe and peaceful use of nuclear energy, the development and export of CANDU technology, and the need for ongoing collaboration among industry, regulators and governments to support nuclear safety worldwide.

September 27, 2016

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal at the 39th International Nuclear Regulators Association Meeting

Mr. Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer and President of the 7th Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS), spoke at the 39th International Nuclear Regulators Association meeting held in Vienna on September 27, 2016. The presentation reviewed Mr. Jammal’s objectives and commitments related to the 7th Review Meeting. Mr. Jammal also covered his outreach efforts to ensure full participation of all Contracting Parties in the review process. He outlined other efforts being undertaken to improve this peer review process for all Contracting Parties. He concluded his presentation by reviewing the challenges around nuclear safety and, more specifically, the challenges faced by the CNS peer review process.

September 6, 2016

Presentation by Jason Cameron to the Advanced Policy Analyst Program

On September 6, 2016 Jason Cameron, Vice-President and Chief Communications Officer, Regulatory Affairs Branch, delivered a presentation to participants of the Advanced Policy Analyst Program at CNSC’s headquarters in Ottawa. Mr. Cameron’s presentation addressed perspectives on regulatory and public policy.

August 23, 2016

Presentation by CNSC Senior General Counsel Lisa Thiele at the International School of Nuclear Law

On August 23, 2016, Lisa Thiele, Senior General Counsel, gave a presentation at the International School of Nuclear Law in Montpellier, France. The presentation was titled "Uranium Regulation: Mining, Transportation, Trade and Control".

July 28, 2016

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal at the World Nuclear University Summer Institute

On July 28, 2016, Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, delivered a presentation at the World Nuclear University Summer Institute, in Ottawa. The presentation, titled “Nuclear Regulation in Canada”, outlined the CNSC licensing process, the Commission process and nuclear safety in Canada.

June 24, 2016

Presentation by CNSC Senior General Counsel Lisa Thiele at the CNLO Annual General Meeting

On June 24, 2016, Lisa Thiele, Senior General Counsel, gave a presentation at the Canadian Nuclear Law Organization’s Annual General Meeting in Toronto, ON. The presentation was titled "Some Recent Developments in Nuclear Law".

June 21, 2016

Presentation by Jason Cameron at the Canadian Nuclear Society’s Annual Conference

On June 21, 2016, Jason Cameron, Vice-President and Chief Communications Officer, Regulatory Affairs Branch, presented at the Canadian Nuclear Society’s 36th Annual Conference. Mr. Cameron participated in a session on public engagement and provided an overview of the CNSC’s approach to communications including the CNSC’s commitment to transparency, internal and external communications, regulatory requirements of licensees, and best practices.

June 13, 2016

Presentation by Jason Cameron at the Public Policy Forum’s Federal-Provincial-Territorial Energy Regulators Summit

On June 13, 2016 Jason Cameron, Vice-President and Chief Communications Officer, Regulatory Affairs Branch, delivered a presentation to the Public Policy Forum’s Federal-Provincial Territorial Energy Regulators Summit in Montreal. Mr. Cameron gave an overview of the global nuclear regulatory reality and how the CNSC is contributing to global safety.

May 24, 2016

Presentation by Jason Cameron at the IAEA Conference on Advancing the Global Implementation of Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation Programs

On May 24, 2016, Jason K. Cameron, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs Branch, presented and acted as chairperson for the session titled “Decision-Making Process: Societal and Stakeholder Involvement during the Lifecycle of Programs”. This session took place at the IAEA Conference on Advancing the Global Implementation of Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation Programs in Madrid, Spain. Conference participants shared and reviewed challenges, achievements and lessons learned related to the decommissioning and environmental remediation programs that have been implemented during the past decade. For more information visit: http://www-pub.iaea.org/iaeameetings/50801/International-Conference-on-Advancing-the-Global-Implementation-of-Decommissioning-and-Environmental-Remediation-Programmes

May 19, 2016

Presentation by Commission Secretary Marc Leblanc at the 11th annual European Nuclear Power conference

On May 19, 2016, Marc Leblanc, Commission Secretary, delivered a presentation at the 11th annual European Nuclear Power conference. The presentation, titled “Increasing Global Accountability in Nuclear Safety”, addressed the need for greater global accountability in nuclear safety and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s ongoing actions to strengthen international collaboration and transparency.

May 11, 2016

Presentation by Terry Jamieson at the Second International Regulators Conference on Nuclear Security

On May 11, 2016, Terry Jamieson, CNSC Vice-President, Technical Support Branch, made a presentation at the Second International Regulators Conference on Nuclear Security in Madrid, Spain. The presentation titled “Legal Authority for Armed Onsite Nuclear Response Forces” provided a brief overview of Canada’s experience in establishing the legal authority for armed onsite nuclear response forces.

May 10, 2016

Presentation by Marc Leblanc to the Ontario Power Summit

On May 10, 2016, Marc Leblanc, Commission Secretary, delivered a presentation to the Ontario Power Summit. The presentation, titled “Governance, Social Licence and the Energy Industry: The CNSC Perspective”, provided an overview of the CNSC, its governance model as an administrative tribunal, its hearing process, how the public can participate, and social licence considerations.

May 9, 2016

Presentation by Terry Jamieson at the International Nuclear Regulators’ Association meeting

On May 9, 2016, Terry Jamieson, Vice-President of the Technical Support Branch, presented to the International Nuclear Regulators’ Association in Madrid, Spain. Mr. Jamieson’s presentation offered an update on nuclear regulatory issues in Canada, and spoke about upcoming CNSC activities.

April 14, 2016

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal at the Western European Nuclear Regulators Association

On April 14, 2016, Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, delivered a presentation to the Western European Nuclear Regulators Association (WENRA), titled “Convention on Nuclear Safety: The 7th Review Meeting”. The presentation outlined the purpose of the Convention, Mr. Jammal’s commitments and objectives as the President for the 7th Review Meeting, and identified current challenges to nuclear safety and the Convention’s peer review process.

April 14, 2016

Presentation by Jason Cameron at the International Conference on Effective Nuclear Regulatory Systems

On April 14, 2016, Jason Cameron, Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs Branch, delivered a presentation to a session on “Strengthening International Cooperation” at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) International Conference on Effective Nuclear Regulatory Systems. The presentation, titled “Toward a System of Global Accountability”, explored the need for greater global accountability in nuclear safety and the CNSC’s ongoing actions to strengthen international collaboration and transparency.

April 13, 2016

Presentation by Jason Cameron at the Western European Nuclear Regulators Association

On April 13, 2016, Jason Cameron, Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs Branch, delivered a presentation to the Western European Nuclear Regulators Association (WENRA). The presentation provided an overview of the CNSC as Canada’s independent nuclear safety regulator and outlined the organization’s motivation to join WENRA as an observer. Canada is the first non-European observer in the association.

April 11, 2016

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal at the International Conference on Effective Nuclear Regulatory Systems

On April 11, 2016, Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, delivered a presentation to the Opening Session of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) International Conference on Effective Nuclear Regulatory Systems. The presentation, titled “Progress achieved since the 2013 Ottawa Conference”, outlined the activities undertaken by the IAEA and its Member States under the six actions identified at the Ottawa Conference, and discussed areas for further improvements.

March 14, 2016

Opening remarks by CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer Ramzi Jammal at the Multinational Workshop on the Regulation of Deep Geological Repositories

On March 14, 2016, Mr. Jammal delivered opening remarks at the Multinational Workshop on the Regulation of Deep Geological Repositories (DGRs) in Ottawa, ON. The workshop focused on the exchange of information on DGRs, each country’s regulatory requirements, and discussions around the structure of a possible DGR regulators’ forum.

March 1, 2016

Presentation by Jason Cameron on excellence in nuclear regulation

On March 1, 2016, in a pre-GLOBE 2016 workshop with federal and provincial regulators, Jason Cameron, Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs Branch, provided an overview of the importance of excellence in nuclear regulation, emphasizing the ten characteristics espoused by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. The workshop was part of a broader ongoing project on “best-in-class” energy regulation organized by the Public Policy Forum and supported by Ernst and Young.

March 1, 2016

Opening remarks by Ramzi Jammal at the Convention on Nuclear Safety Officers’ Turnover Meeting at IAEA Headquarters

Mr. Jammal assumes leadership at the Convention on Nuclear Safety Officers’ Turnover Meeting at IAEA Headquarters to take on his role of President of the 7th Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety.

February 2, 2016

Presentation by Jason Cameron at the Certificate Program in Regulatory Leadership Study Tour (PDF)

On February 2, 2016, Jason Cameron, Vice-President and Chief Communications Officer, Regulatory Affairs Branch, participated in the annual Certificate Program in Regulatory Leadership (CPRL) Study Tour, which focused this year on the nuclear sector. The CPRL is a joint initiative of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University intended to strengthen Canada’s regulatory community. During the CPRL Study Tour, participants also received presentations from CNSC President Michael Binder and several CNSC executives and staff members. Click on the links below to view the other CNSC presentations during the 2016 CPRL Study Tour.

See President Binder’s presentation at the CPRL

See staff presentations at the CPRL

February 2, 2016

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal at the Certificate Program in Regulatory Leadership Study Tour (PDF)

On February 2, 2016, Ramzi Jammal, Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, participated in the annual Certificate Program in Regulatory Leadership (CPRL) Study Tour, which focused this year on the nuclear sector. The CPRL is a joint initiative of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University intended to strengthen Canada’s regulatory community. During the CPRL Study Tour, participants also received presentations from CNSC President Michael Binder and several CNSC executives and staff members. Click on the links below to view the other CNSC presentations during the 2016 CPRL Study Tour.

See President Binder’s presentation at the CPRL

See staff presentations at the CPRL

February 2, 2016

Presentation by Marc Leblanc at the Certificate Program in Regulatory Leadership Study Tour (PDF)

On February 2, 2016, Marc Leblanc, Commission Secretary, participated in the annual Certificate Program in Regulatory Leadership (CPRL) Study Tour, which focused this year on the nuclear sector. The CPRL is a joint initiative of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University intended to strengthen Canada’s regulatory community. During the CPRL Study Tour, participants also received presentations from CNSC President Michael Binder and several CNSC executives and staff members. Click on the links below to view the other CNSC presentations during the 2016 CPRL Study Tour.

See President Binder’s presentation at the CPRL

See staff presentations at the CPRL

Presentations by CNSC staff

September 20, 2016

Presentation by Milena Kostova to the International Conference on Financing Decommissioning

On September 20, 2016, Milena Kostova, Senior Project Officer with Wastes and Decommissioning Division gave a presentation to the International Conference on Financing Decommissioning held in Stockholm, Sweden. In her presentation, tiled “Financial Guarantees for Decommissioning of Canadian Nuclear Power Plants (NPP)”, she provided an overview of the CNSC requirements for financial guarantees for decommissioning of Canadian NPPs, funding mechanisms for decommissioning and long-term management of used fuel, cost estimate structure for decommissioning, and risk mitigation practices.

September 19, 2016

Presentation by Dr. Caroline Ducros and Mark Langdon to the Expert Panel for Review of Environmental Assessment Processes

On September 19, 2016, Dr. Caroline Ducros, Director, Environmental Assessment Division along with Mark Langdon, Supervisor, Uranium Mines and Mills, Saskatoon Regional Office at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), made a presentation to the Expert Panel responsible for the review of federal environmental assessment (EA) processes. The presentation which was about the federal/provincial coordination of EAs – referred to as EA harmonization – described how effectively CNSC and the province of Saskatchewan have harmonized EA processes since the early 1990s.

September 18-23, 2016

Presentation by Isabelle Tremblay on the publication of the Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015

Isabelle Tremblay, Program Officer, Transport Licensing and Strategic Support Division, delivered a presentation at the International Symposium on the Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Materials (PATRAM) 2016, held in Kobe, Japan from September 18–23, 2016.

Presentation by Lana Pilecki on the proposed regulations to ship large objects as surface contaminated objects

Lana Pilecki, Transport Specialist, Directorate of Nuclear Substance Regulation, delivered a presentation at the International Symposium on the Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Materials (PATRAM) 2016, held in Kobe, Japan from September 18 – 23, 2016.

September 9, 2016

Presentation by Michael Rinker to the Expert Panel for Review of Environmental Assessment Processes

On September 9, 2016, Michael Rinker, Director General, Directorate of Environmental and Radiation Protection and Assessment Directorate at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), gave a presentation to the Expert Panel responsible for the review of federal environmental assessment processes. The presentation covered the CNSC’s mandate, its roles, responsibilities and environmental assessment processes. The Expert Panel requested that the CNSC give this presentation as part of a federal technical briefing.

July 25, 2016

The presentations titled “Canada’s Global Partnership Program” and “Security of Radioactive Sources: Training and Inspection Program” were given by Raphaël Duguay, Security Advisor, Directorate of Security and Safeguards, at the IAEA’s 5th Regional Review Meeting on Radioactive Source Security, held in Malaysia.

On July 25, 2016, Raphaël Duguay, Security Advisor, Directorate of Security and Safeguards, presented at the IAEA’s 5th Regional Review Meeting on Radioactive Source Security, held in Malaysia. The presentations titled “Canada’s Global Partnership Program” and “Security of Radioactive Sources: Training and Inspection Program”, provided an overview of Canada’s efforts to enhance security of radioactive sources globally and presented challenges and lessons learned in implementing security requirements for radioactive sources, with a focus on inspections and training programs for safety inspectors. He also participated in panel discussions on the opportunities and challenges associated with radiological security and on the lessons learned on regulations and inspections.

July 19, 2016

Presentation by Paul Wong at the IAEA Technical Meeting on Procurement Activities and on Counterfeit, Fraudulent and Substandard Items: Engineering, Regulatory and Safety Aspects of Procurement

On July 19, 2016, Paul Wong, Management System Specialist at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), gave a presentation at a Technical Meeting on Procurement Activities and on Counterfeit, Fraudulent and Substandard Items: Engineering, Regulatory and Safety Aspects of Procurement at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. The presentation, titled "CNSC’s Oversight of Counterfeit, Fraudulent and Suspect Items (CFSI)", provided an overview of the CFSI events at Canadian nuclear facilities, their impact on safety and the lessons learned from them, as well as the Canadian regulatory frameworks addressing CFSI.

June 20, 2016

Presentation by Barclay Howden at the Canadian Nuclear Society Annual Conference

On June 20, 2016, Barclay Howden, Strategic Advisor, Directorate of Power Reactor Regulation, presented at the 36th Canadian Nuclear Society Annual Conference in Toronto. The presentation, titled "Convention on Nuclear Safety: Application to Emerging Countries", provided an overview of the Convention’s process and identified current challenges to nuclear safety. He also chaired a panel discussion on countries developing nuclear power.

June 7–8, 2016

Presentation by Doug Miller and Marcel De Vos on the challenges of regulating activities involving new reactor technologies

The CNSC’s Doug Miller, Lead Technical Advisor, and Marcel De Vos, Senior Project Officer, Directorate of Regulatory Improvement and Major Projects Management, delivered a presentation on the challenges in regulating activities involving new reactor technologies while attending a workshop in Washington, D.C. on June 7–8, 2016.

June 3, 2016

Presentation by André Régimbald at the Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire (IRSN)

On June 3, 2016, André Régimbald, Strategic Advisor, Directorate of Nuclear Cycle and Facilities Regulation, gave a presentation at the first seminar discussion on safety at the Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire (IRSN) in Paris, France. The presentation, titled “Safety Review in Canada”, provided an overview of the legal and regulatory framework for the safe operation of nuclear facilities and activities in Canada, as well as the approach implemented by the CNSC for periodic safety review of nuclear facilities and certified transport packages.

June 1–2, 2016

Presentation by Doug Miller and Hatem Khouaja on the Canadian regulatory approach for safe long-term operation of nuclear power plants

The CNSC’s Doug Miller, Lead Technical Advisor, Directorate of Regulatory Improvement and Major Projects Management, and Hatem Khouaja, Lead Technical Advisor, Directorate of Power Reactor Regulation, delivered a presentation on the Canadian regulatory approach for safe long-term operation of nuclear power plants while at a conference in Chicago, IL on June 1–2, 2016.

May 17, 2016

Presentation by Karine Glenn at the Canadian Radiation Protection Association annual conference

On May 17, Karine Glenn, Director of the Wastes and Decommissioning Division, presented in Toronto at the Canadian Radiation Protection Association annual conference. The presentation provided an overview of radioactive waste management in Canada, and highlighted the status of Canadian deep geologic repository initiatives for the long-term management of radioactive wastes.

May 13, 2016

Presentation by Michael Beaudette on Regulatory Requirements and Procedures for Transportation Security Plans in Canada

On May 13, 2016, Michael Beaudette, Director of the Nuclear Security Division at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), gave a presentation at the Second International Regulators Conference on Nuclear Security in Madrid, Spain. The presentation, titled “Regulatory Requirements and Procedures for Transportation Security Plans in Canada”, provided an overview of Canada’s approach on transportation security plans.

May 13, 2016

Presentation by T. Son Nguyen on the CNSC’s review of the long-term safety case for a deep geologic repository

On May 13, 2016, T. Son Nguyen, geoscience technical specialist in the Environmental Risk Assessment Division, Directorate of Environmental and Radiation Protection and Assessment, made a presentation at an information exchange meeting with ENSI, the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate, in Brugg, Switzerland. The presentation, titled “CNSC Review of the Long-Term Safety Case for a Deep Geological Repository”, describes the methodology for the review and staff’s conclusions and recommendations from that review.

May 11, 2016

Presentation by Chul Hwan Jung at the Korean Nuclear Society Conference

On May 11, 2016, Chul Hwan Jung, Technical Specialist in the Systems Engineering Division, gave a presentation at the Korean Nuclear Society Conference in Jeju, Korea. The presentation, titled “Status of Cyber Security Implementation at Canadian NPPs”, provided an overview of the Canadian nuclear industry and the regulatory framework for cyber security at NPPs. He also chaired a workshop session on the development and application status of nuclear cyber-security technologies.

May 6, 2016

Presentation by Rachel Timmins at the BC Funeral Association Annual Conference

On May 6, 2016, Rachel Timmins gave a presentation at the BC Funeral Association Annual Conference titled: Residual Radioactivity Due to Medical Procedures: Safe Handling of the Deceased – Guidelines on Autopsies, Cremations, Embalmments and Burials.

April 20, 2016

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

On April 20, 2016, Alexandre Leblanc, Senior Regulatory Program Officer in the CNSC’s Power Reactor Licensing Compliance Integration Division, gave a closing presentation at a workshop hosted by the Nuclear Energy Agency’s Working Group on Inspection Practices in Bruges, Belgium. The presentation – titled “Commendable Practices from Groups 1 & 2; Inspection Activities during the Transition from an Operating Reactor to a Defueled Status with a Commitment to Permanently Cease Power Operations” – discussed the results of this workshop topic.

April 18, 2016

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

On April 18, 2016, Alexandre Leblanc, Senior Regulatory Program Officer in the CNSC’s Power Reactor Licensing Compliance Integration Division, gave an opening presentation at a workshop hosted by the Nuclear Energy Agency’s Working Group on Inspection Practices in Bruges, Belgium. The presentation, titled “Inspection Activities during the Transition from an Operating Reactor to a Defueled Status with a Commitment to Permanently Cease Power Operations”, summarized similarities and differences among 14 regulatory bodies in the following areas: frameworks, inspection programs, inspection practices and organizational structures during the time frame between a licensee’s commitment to permanently cease power operations, and final defueling of the reactor vessel.

March 22, 2016

Presentation by the Strategic Communications Directorate at the Community of Federal Regulators

On March 22, 2016, Sunni Locatelli, Aimee Rupert, and Brett Byers-Lane presented at the Community of Federal Regulators’ (CFR) Regulatory Professional Development Program learning event. Their presentation was entitled “Communications and Engagement”, which highlighted the various ways in which the CNSC upholds its mandate to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.

March 21, 2016

Presentation by Doug Miller at the Community of Federal Regulators

On March 21, 2016, Doug Miller presented at the Community of Federal Regulators’ (CFR) Regulatory Professional Development Program. His presentation was titled “Risk Management at the CNSC” and offered an overview of CNSC enterprise risk management, an application of risk management in the regulatory program, and risk management through application of defence in depth and a graded approach.

March 17, 2016

Presentation by Raoul Awad at the International Nuclear Security Symposium in Beijing

On March 17, 2016, the CNSC’s Raoul Awad, Director General, Security and Safeguards, gave a presentation at the International Nuclear Security Symposium in Beijing, China. The presentation, titled “Effective Nuclear Security Regulation: A Canadian Perspective”, provided an overview of the Canadian nuclear security regime and the role of the CNSC as a regulator.

March 9, 2016

Presentation by Raoul Awad at the IAEA Member State Support Programme Coordinators’ Meeting

On March 9, 2016, the CNSC’s Raoul Awad, Director General, Security and Safeguards, gave a presentation at the IAEA Member State Support Programme Coordinators’ Meeting in Vienna, Austria. The presentation, entitled The Canadian Safeguards Support Program, provided an overview of the program that has supported the IAEA and Canada in developing and implementing safeguards technologies and approaches.

February 24, 2016

Presentation by Melanie Rickard at the 2016 Canadian Nuclear Association Conference and Trade Show

On February 24, 2016, Melanie Rickard (Dosimetry Specialist) delivered a presentation at the 2016 Canadian Nuclear Association Conference and Trade Show in Ottawa. The presentation provided an overview of the proposed changes to the dose limit to the lens of the eye.

February 23, 2016

Presentation by Jennifer Sample on Transit Matching Best Practices (PDF)

On February 23, 2016, Jennifer Sample, Safeguards Accountancy Officer for the CNSC, participated in a two-day strategy meeting hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration Office of Nonproliferation and Arms Control to consider best reporting practices for the transit matching of nuclear material transfers. Ms. Sample delivered a presentation, titled "Transit Matching Best Practices", which provided an overview of the nuclear material inventory change reporting process in Canada as well as the process for reconciling unmatched transfers identified by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The presentation also provided suggestions for measures to take to reduce the occurrence of unmatched transfers.

February 19, 2016

Presentation by Raphaël Duguay on the Canadian experience in the development and implementation of regulatory requirements for the security of radioactive sources (PDF)

On February 19, 2016, Raphaël Duguay, Security Advisor for the CNSC, delivered this presentation at a bilateral meeting requested by Belgium (Federal Agency for Nuclear Control). At this meeting, the CNSC shared its experience in the development and implementation of security requirements for high-risk radioactive sources. This presentation includes an overview of the Canadian regulatory framework and context for radioactive source security, as well as challenges and lessons learned in the development and implementation of security requirements. It also provides an overview of CNSC operational experience in safety inspector training, security inspections and other activities associated with the industry to enhance radioactive source security in Canada.

February 3, 2016

Presentation by Suzanne Karkour at the Certificate Program in Regulatory Leadership Study Tour (PDF)

On February 3, 2016, Suzanne Karkour, Senior Power Reactor Site Inspector, Darlington Site Office, participated in the annual Certificate Program in Regulatory Leadership (CPRL) Study Tour, which focused this year on the nuclear sector. The CPRL is a joint initiative of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University intended to strengthen Canada’s regulatory community. During the CPRL Study Tour, participants also received presentations from CNSC President Michael Binder and several CNSC executives and staff members. Click on the links below to view the other CNSC presentations during the 2016 CPRL Study Tour.

See President Binder’s presentation at the CPRL

See senior management presentations at the CPRL

February 3, 2016

Presentation by Francois Rinfret at the Certificate Program in Regulatory Leadership Study Tour (PDF)

On February 3, 2016, Francois Rinfret, Director, Darlington Regulatory Program, participated in the annual Certificate Program in Regulatory Leadership (CPRL) Study Tour, which focused this year on the nuclear sector. The CPRL is a joint initiative of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University intended to strengthen Canada’s regulatory community. During the CPRL Study Tour, participants also received presentations from CNSC President Michael Binder and several CNSC executives and staff members. Click on the links below to view the other CNSC presentations during the 2016 CPRL Study Tour.

See President Binder’s presentation at the CPRL

See senior management presentations at the CPRL

February 2, 2016

Presentation by Colin Moses at the Certificate Program in Regulatory Leadership Study Tour (PDF)

On February 2, 2016, Colin Moses, Director General, Directorate of Nuclear Substance Regulation, participated in the annual Certificate Program in Regulatory Leadership (CPRL) Study Tour, which focused this year on the nuclear sector. The CPRL is a joint initiative of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University intended to strengthen Canada’s regulatory community. During the CPRL Study Tour, participants also received presentations from CNSC President Michael Binder and several CNSC executives and staff members. Click on the links below to view the other CNSC presentations during the 2016 CPRL Study Tour.

See President Binder’s presentation at the CPRL

See senior management presentations at the CPRL

January 22, 2016

Presentation by Dr. Patsy Thompson on Regulating Uranium Mines and Mills (PDF)

On January 22, 2016, the CNSC’s Dr. Patsy Thompson delivered a presentation titled “Regulating Uranium Mines and Mills” to the Comité interministériel pour l’analyse des conclusions du Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) sur la filière uranifère (interdepartmental committee). Dr. Thompson’s presentation covers the regulatory requirements for uranium mines and mills and summarizes the CNSC’s main comments on the report.

January 19, 2016

The presentations titled "CNSC Oversight of Counterfeit, Fraudulent and Suspect Items", "Counterfeit, Fraudulent and Suspect Items Reported in Canada" and "Management System and Quality Assurance Standards for Nuclear Power Plants and Suppliers" were given by Chantal Gélinas at the IAEA’s Regional Workshop on Procurement Engineering and Counterfeit and Fraudulent Items.

On January 19, 2016, Chantal Gélinas, a specialist in management systems, gave three presentations at the IAEA’s Regional Workshop on Procurement Engineering and Counterfeit and Fraudulent Items, held in Bratislava, Slovakia. The first presentation, titled "CNSC Oversight of Counterfeit, Fraudulent and Suspect Items", gave an overview of the CNSC’s regulatory framework for counterfeit, fraudulent and suspect items (CFSI) and licensees’ processes for preventing, detecting and reporting the discovery of CFSI to the regulator. The second presentation, titled "Counterfeit, Fraudulent and Suspect Items Reported in Canada", presented the complexity of an item’s supply chain and an investigation that involves multiple stakeholders when a CFSI is detected in a nuclear facility. The final presentation, titled "Management System and Quality Assurance Standards for Nuclear Power Plants and Suppliers", gave an overview of licensees’ management system requirements for preventing the introduction of a CFSI into their supply chain.

Presentations by third parties

September 28, 2016

On September 28, 2016, Dr. Catherine Berge-Thierry, Scientific Director of the SEISM Institute and CEA international seismic expert, participated in a one-day seminar at the CNSC’s headquarters in Ottawa. Throughout the workshop, she presented the French approach to defining seismic hazard for nuclear facilities and the French practice and acceptance criteria for structural design and assessment of nuclear structures.

Here are the presentations provided by Dr. Berge-Thierry (PDF):