Highlights:

  • Nuclear Industry Seminar
  • Nuclear and Hydrogen
  • More on NPD
  • Nuclear Education
    • UNENE
    • UOIT
    • CANTEACH

Ric Fluke    May 12, 2003

In this issue

This issue of the CNS Bulletin has two main themes.

But, before presenting those there are two good letters we invite you to read and let us know if you agree or not with the authors.

The major topic is the Nuclear Industry Seminar (formerly known as the Winter Seminar) of the Canadian Nuclear Association. Held in mid March this year's event drew the largest attendance in the history of these seminars and presented papers, comments and views by many of the leaders of the Canadian nuclear program.

There is an overview report, along with the remarks of Minister of Natural Resources Herb Dhaliwal in Minister's Address, the views of CNSC president Linda Keen in Regulator's Perspective, and the text of the theme address by Geoffrey Ballard entitled Nuclear Power and the Hydrogen Economy.

Accompanying the address by Linda Keen there is an account of an interview with her in Conversation with Linda Keen.

The other major topic is Nuclear Education which begins with a short summary under that title followed by a note on the now functioning Universities Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering, UNENE, a description of the new University of Ontario Institute of Technology and a report on the CANTEACH program to collect and make available design information related to CANDU reactors.

To respond to occasional criticism that we are too parochial there is a paper with the enigmatic title Mother Mk II, a description of an advanced gas (helium) cooled reactor concept.

Then, as one more contribution to our continuing his- torical series we reprint the paper presented by Lome McConnell at last year's Annual Conference on NPD.

There is the typical eclectic selection of items in General News and, of course, news of our Society in CNS News. There you will find last minute information on this year's Annual Conference, including a registration form.

The calendar is updated and some recent publications of possible interest are listed. And, last but certainly not least, there are the closing words of Jeremy Whitlock in Endpoint.

Your comments, suggestions and even criticism are always appreciated.