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March 19, 2018 @ 12:00 am - March 21, 2018 @ 12:00 am


 The course brochure is available here

Course Overview

This CNS course will present an extensive overview of the important disciplines in CANDU reactor technology and safety.  The course provides an introduction to the basic design, technology, and operation of nuclear reactors.  It will also present the major systems in a nuclear plant, as well as the important CANDU reactor safety principles and systems.  How to prepare and execute safety analysis to meet licensing demands will also be discussed. 

The CNS is presenting this course to enhance the professional and technical capabilities of its members (and non-members) working in, or interested in, the nuclear industry.  The course is ideally suited for beginning professionals, but also beneficial to experienced professionals.  Come broaden your nuclear knowledge beyond your specific area of work and your own area of expertise. 

This course is eligible for Continuing Education Units in the context of the Engineering Institute of Canada Continuing Education program.

Continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and coffee breaks are provided each day.  There will also be a banquet on the second evening of the course, with an after-dinner speech highlighting a timely topic in the Canadian Nuclear industry.

Some of the topics to be covered in the course

  • CANDU Design
  • Reactor Physics
  • Thermalhydraulics
  • Reactor Operation
  • Balance of Plant
  • Human Factors
  • Safety Analysis
  • Spent Fuel Management
  • Safety Limits
  • Experiments to Support Safety Criteria
  • Severe Accident Management


Objectives of the course

  • To provide an introduction to CANDU technology and reactor safety
  • To present safety-analysis principles
  • To provide an overview of the major CANDU systems
  • To foster nuclear safety culture
  • To network with colleagues in the industry



The registration fees are shown below, and include HST (HST # 870488889RT)

  • CNS Member: $995.00   [Must be a CNS member in good standing]

  • Non-CNS Member: $1070.00

  • Full-time student CNS member or CNS retiree member: $440.00

Click here to register online.

Hotel Accommodation

A very special room rate per night of $169 + Tax is available at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto, but to receive this special rate you must book by February 22, 2018; click here to book early to avoid disappointment! Or call 1-800-847-5075 and request the CNS Course Group Booking. The cancellation policy is 48 hours (local time) prior to arrival.


March 19, 2018 @ 12:00 am
March 21, 2018 @ 12:00 am
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