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March 20 March 22

Registration has now been closed as we have reached the maximum capacity. Sorry that we are not able to accommodate any more entries. The course will likely be offered again, in 2024. Please consider registering early next time to avoid disappointment!

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
  • Balance of Plant
  • Reactor Physics
  • Radiation Safety
  • Thermalhydraulics
  • CANDU Fuel Design and Performance
  • Fuel & Fuel-Channel Safety
  • Nuclear Steam Supply System
  • CANDU Safety Design
  • Refurbishment & Reactor Start-Up
  • Experiments and Computer Codes
  • CANDU Instrument and Control

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


Dr. Wei Shen, Fellow of CNS

Dr. Ben Rouben, Fellow of CNS

John P.S. Froats, P. Eng.

Ricky Khaloo, MSc. CHP

Dr. Eleodor Nichita, Fellow of CNS

Constantin Banica, BSc, Meng, P.Eng.

Dr. Thambiayah (Nithy) Nitheanandan


A very special room rate per night of $179 + Tax is available at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto, but to receive this special rate you must book by 2023 February 27; click here to book early to avoid disappointment! Or call 1-800-847-5075 and request the CNS Course Group Booking.


March 20
March 22
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475 Yonge St
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1X7 Canada
(416) 924-0611
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