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Canada’s Nuclear Industry in the 21st Century

June 11, 2018 -6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


The Nuclear Institute Western Branch will host a visitor from the Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) who will visit major nuclear sites and institutions across the UK. As part of the visit Colin Hunt, CNS Secretary, will give a talk at the University of Bristol.

  • Time: 6pm (refreshments from 5.30pm)
  • Location: Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen's School of Engineering, University of Bristol


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Talk Content

1. an overview of the Canadian nuclear industry as it exists today.

2. An overview of CANDU technology which is quite different from that of other reactor types.

3. its historical development as a Tier 1 nuclear nation, which is very different from that of the other innovator nations.

4. Nuclear policy development by federal and provincial governments, ie. why would Ontario have nuclear power at all, when about 60% of Canada’s electricity comes from hydraulic?

5. Some of the historical connections between Britain and Canada in the development of Canada’s nuclear industry.

6. To the future : SMRs and Deep Geological Disposal

Speaker Biography

Colin Hunt -  Canadian Nuclear Society Secretary and Publisher of the Nuclear Canada Yearbook and other CNS publications

With a degree in history and a diploma in journalism, Colin began his career editing for a number of Canadian publications before becoming editor of Electricity Today Magazine. Colin then joined the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA), a national industry association representing Canada’s nuclear industry where he was editor for the monthly newsletter and provided speech writing support to the President.

Subsequently, Colin took on the role of Director of Publications and Research for the CNA during which time he gave all media interviews for the CNA, designed and managed a large expert research programme and led some of the industry's most important lobbying activity. Colin has also held the role of Chief Financial Officer, managing the CNA's bank account and investment portfolio.

He has authored a number of publications, including the Nuclear Canada Yearbook between 1995 and 2010. The Yearbook was a for-profit publication with national and international circulation. It is also the only commercial Buyer’s Guide for Canada’s nuclear industry.


June 11, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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