Presentations 2017

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Presentations by Mr. Michael Binder, CNSC President and CEO

March 9, 2017

Presentation by CNSC President Michael Binder to the Canadian Electricity Association's Generation Council

On March 9, 2017, President Michael Binder gave a presentation to the Canadian Electricity Association's Generation Council in Gatineau, QC. The presentation discussed the CNSC's key priorities and the CNSC's role as a responsible authority under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.

February 22, 2017

Presentation by CNSC President Michael Binder to the Canadian Association of Nuclear Host Communities

On February 22, 2017, President Michael Binder gave a presentation to members of the Canadian Association of Nuclear Host Communities at their annual general meeting in Ottawa, ON. The presentation provided an overview of the CNSC's regulatory responsibilities, updates on nuclear power plants, Canadian uranium projects and waste management, as well as a discussion of emergency preparedness and the CNSC's public outreach.

Presentations by CNSC Senior Management

September 21, 2017

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal at the Senior Regulators’ Meeting

On September 21, 2017, Ramzi Jammal, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, delivered a presentation at the Senior Regulators’ Meeting on the margins of the 61st International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference in Vienna, Austria. The presentation, titled “Leadership and Culture for Safety”, outlines the culture for safety at the CNSC and internationally.

September 19, 2017

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal at the 41st International Nuclear Regulators Association meeting

On September 19, 2017, Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, delivered a presentation at the 41st International Nuclear Regulators Association meeting on the margins of the 61st International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference in Vienna, Austria. The presentation, titled “Readiness for Regulating Small Modular Reactors”, describes the CNSC’s strategy for regulating SMRs in Canada.

September 18, 2017

Presentation by Peter Elder at the 2nd International CNS Conference on Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness in the Nuclear Industry

On September 18, 2017, Peter Elder, Vice-President and Chief Science Officer, Technical Support Branch, presented at the 2nd International CNS Conference on Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness in the Nuclear Industry in Toronto, Ontario. The presentation focused on the CNSC’s regulatory approach for fire protection and emergency management at nuclear facilities in Canada.

September 18, 2017

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management

On September 18, 2017, Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, delivered a presentation at an event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management. This event was on the margins of the 61st International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference in Vienna, Austria. The presentation, titled “Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management: Canada’s Experience”, provides insight on the Canadian experience since ratification in June 2001 of the Joint Convention.

August 30, 2017

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal to the Canadian Nuclear Society New Brunswick Branch

On August 30, 2017, Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, delivered a presentation to the Canadian Nuclear Society, New Brunswick Branch. The presentation, titled "Fukushima’s Lasting Impacts on the Global Nuclear Industry – The Canadian Regulator’s View", describes in detail how the effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011 resulted in a shift in regulatory focus from accident prevention to accident prevention and mitigation.

August 28, 2017

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal at the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council Trade Mission to Canada

On August 28, 2017, Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, presented at the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council (USNIC) Trade Mission to Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. The presentation, titled "Readiness for Regulating Small Modular Reactors" was given to members of the USNIC, NRCan, and the CNA. Topics included the CNSC’s current regulatory framework, strategies for regulatory readiness and current vendor design reviews.

August 28, 2017

Presentation by Jason Cameron at the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council Trade Mission to Canada

On August 28, 2017, Jason Cameron, Vice-President and Chief Communications Officer, Regulatory Affairs Branch, presented at the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council (USNIC) Trade Mission to Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. The presentation was given to members of the USNIC, NRCan, and the CNA. Topics included nuclear regulation in Canada, the CNSC’s licensees and facilities, and regulatory reform.

August 22, 2017

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

On August 22, 2017, Lisa Thiele, CNSC 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".

August 10, 2017

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal at the Nuclear Energy Agency Workshop: Multilateral Cooperation in the Regulatory Reviews of Small Modular Reactors

On August 10, 2017, Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, presented to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Nuclear Energy Agency in Ottawa, Ontario. The presentation, titled "Readiness for Regulating Small Modular Reactors", discussed the CNSC’s current regulatory framework, strategies for regulatory readiness and current vendor design reviews.

July 18, 2017

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal at the Joint Convention Officers’ Workshop

On July 18, 2017, Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, shared his experiences as President of the 7th Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS) with the Officers of the 6th Review Meeting of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management. He spoke specifically about work done to increase participation at the 7th Review Meeting of the CNS and his efforts to increase openness and transparency of the review process. He also discussed the introduction of the concept of "Areas of Good Performance", which was used for the first time at the 7th Review Meeting.

July 13, 2017

Presentation by CNSC Senior General Counsel Lisa Thiele at the 2017 World Nuclear University Summer Institute

On July 13, 2017, Lisa Thiele, CNSC Senior General Counsel, gave a presentation at the 2017 World Nuclear University Summer Institute in Uppsala, Sweden. The presentation, titled "Introduction to Nuclear Law" covered the essential components and principles of national and international nuclear law, addressed the role of regulatory bodies and provided an overview of the CNSC’s regulatory approach.

June 17, 2017

Presentation by Jason Cameron at the Your Energy Future Calgary Study Tour

On June 17, 2017, Jason Cameron, Vice-President and Chief Communications Officer, Regulatory Affairs Branch, participated in a panel discussion and presented at the Your Energy Future Calgary Study Tour in Calgary, Alberta. Your Energy Future, which focuses on regulating energy in Canada, is a national policy engagement and leadership development program delivered by the Public Policy Forum in partnership with Action Canada. The presentation gave an overview of the CNSC, what makes the organization a unique regulator in Canada and challenges unique to nuclear regulation.

June 5, 2017

Presentation by Jason Cameron to the Canadian Nuclear Society's Annual Conference

On June 5, 2017, Jason Cameron, CNSC Vice-President and Chief Communications Officer, delivered a presentation on behalf of Ramzi Jammal at the 37th Annual Conference of the Canadian Nuclear Society in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The presentation, titled "The Canadian Approach to Effective Safety and Security Interfacing", discusses the importance placed on safety and security interfaces in Canada while recognizing the societal benefits arising from the safe and secure use of sealed sources. Mr. Cameron also highlights Canadian good practices that were identified by the International Atomic Energy Agency during a recent International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission.

May 30, 2017

Presentation by CNSC Senior General Counsel Lisa Thiele at the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals' Symposium

On May 30, 2017, Lisa Thiele, CNSC Senior General Counsel, took part in a panel discussion at the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals' Annual Symposium in Vancouver, BC. The subject of the roundtable discussion was "Promoting Tribunal Neutrality in an Integrated Regulatory Model" and panellists addressed the importance of demonstrating neutrality in regulatory adjudicative processes.

May 18, 2017

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal to the International Nuclear Regulators Association

On May 18, 2017, Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, delivered a presentation to the International Nuclear Regulators Association (INRA) in Chicago, IL. The “Canadian update” to fellow INRA members provided information on a range of topics, including recent and upcoming CNSC licensing and regulatory activities, long-term waste management, and government reviews and decisions.

May 17, 2017

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal at the 40th International Nuclear Regulators Association meeting

On May 17, 2017, Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, in his capacity as the President of the Seventh Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety, delivered a presentation at the 40th International Nuclear Regulators Association meeting in Chicago, IL. The presentation, titled “Convention on Nuclear Safety: Outcomes of the Seventh Review Meeting”, discusses the major outcomes and successes of the recent review meeting including key achievements and improvements from past review meetings such as increased participation and transparency. Mr. Jammal also noted further work to be done leading up to the next review meeting in 2020.

May 15, 2017

Presentation by Jason Cameron, Vice-President of Regulatory Affairs and Chief Communications Officer, at the Central Asia Security Governance Conference

On May 15, 2017, Jason Cameron, Vice-President of Regulatory Affairs and Chief Communications Officer, presented at the Central Asia Security Governance Conference hosted by the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Ottawa, Ontario. The presentation focused on transportation and waste, international cooperation and nuclear security in Canada.

April 25, 2017

Presentation by CNSC Senior General Counsel Lisa Thiele to the World Nuclear Association Law Working Group Meeting

On April 25, 2017, Lisa Thiele, Senior General Counsel, gave a presentation during the World Nuclear Association Law Working Group Meeting in Toronto, ON. The presentation, titled "Some Current Legal Issues – a Regulatory Perspective" reviewed recent legal developments in Canada, and addressed some current legal issues such as the implementation in Canada of the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, global accountability for nuclear safety and readiness for new technologies.

March 15, 2017

Presentation by Jason Cameron at the U.S. NRC's Regulatory Information Conference (PDF)

On March 15, 2017, Jason Cameron, Vice-President and Chief Communications Officer, Regulatory Affairs Branch, participated in the Regulatory Information Conference in North Bethesda, Maryland. The presentation focused on public engagement and touched on the CNSC's evolving digital presence and commitment to transparency and proactive disclosure.

February 7, 2017

Opening remarks by Terry Jamieson at the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

On February 7, 2017, Terry Jamieson, Vice-President, Technical Support Branch, delivered opening remarks at the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics in Ottawa, ON. The remarks gave an overview of the CNSC's mandate and its role under the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act..

January 31, 2017

Presentation by Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer Ramzi Jammal at the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries

On January 31, 2017, Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, delivered a presentation at the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries in Oakville, ON. The presentation, titled “Fukushima's Lasting Impacts on the Global Nuclear Industry ‒ The Canadian Regulator's View”, discusses Canada's post-Fukushima safety enhancements, emergency preparedness and lessons learned.

January 30, 2017

Presentation by Jason Cameron as part of a panel at the CAMPUT Regulatory Key Topics meeting

On January 30, 2017, Jason Cameron, Vice-President and Chief Communications Officer, Regulatory Affairs Branch, delivered a presentation titled "Meaningful Engagement in Nuclear Regulation" as part of a panel at the CAMPUT Regulatory Key Topics Meeting in Toronto, Ontario.

January 9, 2017

Presentation by Terry Jamieson at the 2017 International Information System on Occupational Exposure ALARA Symposium

On January 9, 2017, Terry Jamieson, CNSC Vice-President, Technical Support Branch, delivered a presentation titled “Issues and Challenges in Radiation Protection in Canada: A Status Update” at the 2017 International Information System on Occupational Exposure ALARA Symposium in Ft. Lauderdale, U.S. In his presentation, Mr. Jamieson outlined the current state of Canadian nuclear power reactors, provided a summary of the Canadian regulatory process for refurbishment and life extension together with some examples of regulatory lessons-learned from past refurbishments, and commented on Canadian involvement and support of the ISOE Network.

Presentations by CNSC staff

August 10, 2017

Presentation by Doug Miller on the use of the graded approach in regulation

On August 10, 2017, Doug Miller, Lead Technical Advisor, Directorate of Major Project Management and Regulatory Improvement presented to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Nuclear Energy Agency in Ottawa, Ontario. The presentation, titled "Use of the Graded Approach in Regulation” discussed the CNSC’s view on application of the Graded Approach in view of regulation of Small Modular Reactors.

August 2, 2017

Presentation by Colin Moses at the 13th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerators

On August 2, 2017, Colin Moses, Director General, Directorate of Nuclear Substance Regulation, presented at the 13th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerators, held in Québec City, Quebec. The presentation, titled "Regulatory Oversight of Rapidly Changing Technology: Case Studies in Regulating Accelerators", focused on the CNSC and its regulatory approach and responsive regulation, and concluded with considerations for regulators.

June 23, 2017

Presentation by Denis Saumure, CNSC Senior Counsel, at the Canadian Nuclear Law Organization’s Annual General Meeting

On June 23, 2017, Denis Saumure, CNSC Senior Counsel, gave a presentation at the Canadian Nuclear Law Organization’s Annual General Meeting in Toronto, ON. The presentation was titled "Some Current Legal Developments and Issues in Nuclear Law".

June 21, 2017

Presentation by Jasmine Saric at the Nuclear Energy Agency’s Nuclear Law Committee Meeting

On June 21, 2017, the CNSC’s Jasmine Saric, Counsel, gave a presentation at the Nuclear Energy Agency’s Nuclear Law Committee Meeting. The meeting took place in Paris, France. The presentation was titled “Ratification by Canada of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage”.

June 20, 2017

Presentation by Jasmine Saric at the Nuclear Energy Agency’s Working Party on the Legal Aspects of Nuclear Safety

On June 20, 2017, the CNSC’s Jasmine Saric, Counsel, gave a presentation at the Nuclear Energy Agency’s Working Party on the Legal Aspects of Nuclear Safety. The meeting took place in Paris, France. The presentation was titled “Update on Current Legal Aspects of Nuclear Safety: A Regulatory Perspective”.

March 16, 2017

Presentation by Gerry Frappier at the U.S. NRC's Regulatory Information Conference

On March 16, 2017, Gerry Frappier, Director General, Directorate of Power Reactor Regulation, participated in the U.S. NRC's Regulatory Information Conference, held in North Bethesda, Maryland. In his presentation, Mr. Frappier explained how the CNSC applies risk informed decision making throughout the regulatory oversight of Canadian nuclear power plants.

March 7, 2017

Regulatory Oversight of Major Decommissioning Projects under the Canadian GoCo Model

On March 7, 2017, André Régimbald, Strategic Advisor in the Directorate of Nuclear Cycle and Facilities Regulation, gave a presentation as part of a panel discussion at Waste Management Symposium 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona (USA). The presentation focused on the regulatory oversight of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' (CNL) major decommissioning projects under the Canadian Government-owned Contractor-operated (GoCo) model, outlining the regulatory framework, the CNSC' regulatory review capacity, the delivery of results and stakeholder engagement related to these projects.

March 7, 2017

Presentation by Daniel Tello at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Harvesting Workshop

On March 7, 2017, Daniel Tello, Senior Research Program Officer of the Regulatory Research and Evaluation Division, presented alongside the CNSC’s Désiré Ndomba and AECL’s Karen Huynh at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Harvesting Workshop in Bethesda, Maryland. The presentation, titled "Evaluating Structures, Systems and Components from Decommissioned/Decommissioning Nuclear Facilities in Canada", highlighted Canadian research activity related to harvesting materials and components from decommissioning nuclear power plants.

February 17, 2017

Presentation by Daniel Tello to the CANDU Owners Group (COG) Nuclear Safety Peer Group

On February 17, 2017, Daniel Tello, Senior Research Program Officer of the Regulatory Research and Evaluation Division, gave a presentation to the COG Nuclear Safety Peer Group in Toronto, Ontario. The presentation, titled "CNSC Research Program", provided an overview of the CNSC’s organizational structure and focused on regulatory research, research program areas and the organization’s research goals.