Last Updated: March 31, 2017, 2:01 p.m.

Instructions

Welcome to the Website of the New Brunswick Branch

The Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) promotes the exchange of information on all aspects of nuclear science and technology and its applications.  

The members of the New Brunswick Branch include many present and retired employees of NB Power, interested members from academia and businesses. We also welcome participation of those interested in Canadian nuclear science and engineering, direction and advancements in the Canadian nuclear industry, and nuclear operations of the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station.  Please contact any of our representatives, or email this website, to learn more about membership in the CNS.  

MANDATE AND THE FUTURE

The NB Branch of the CNS is becoming more active in its mandate to promote the exchange of information on all aspects of nuclear science and technology and its applications.  As we look to the future, we are actively seeking further interesting and engaging speakers not only about the nuclear power industry, but also with the direction of energy supply and distribution within the province of New Brunswick where nuclear plays a vital role.  Our events are intended to attract not only CNS members, past and present; but also offer a unique opportunity to network and foster relationships with local nuclear industry professionals.

YOUR BRANCH EXECUTIVE

The CNS New Brunswick Branch executive are pleased to announce that Ms. Kathleen Duguay, Manager of Community Affairs and Regulatory Protocol at Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station, has joined the branch executive, which brings to us her extensive experience in community relations and outreach.  We welcome Ms. Duguay to the executive as we strive to enhance our branch activities related to nuclear outreach and education.


Your current branch representatives are:

Chair:                            Derek Mullin

Past Chair:                    Mark McIntyre

Secretary:                     Rick Sancton

Treasurer:                     Elif Can Usalp

Outreach & Education: Kathleen Duguay

Member-at-Large:         Paul D. Thompson

Member-at-Large:         Michael Hare

If you are a member in good standing and have any interest in playing a more active role in the NB Branch activities in promoting the nuclear industry through outreach and education, or with providing assistance with planning and carrying out branch activities, please contact the Chair, Derek Mullin, at dmullin@nbpower.com.

BRANCH NEWS AND ACTIVITIES

Look here to find the latest news and information on upcoming activities regarding the NB Branch. You can also join our Facebook group and follow us here

Executive Meetings

An executive meeting is planned for April 4, 2017, to discuss upcoming events, PLNGS licence renewal and outreach initiatives.   

Outreach Initiatives

The NB Branch has thus far reached out to the Association of Profession Engineers and Geologists of New Brunswick (APEGNB) who have expressed great interest in collaborating to promote the objectives of both organizations and increase awareness. Meeting will be held soon with the APEGNB to determine specific areas of collaboration that will benefit both organizations.  The NB branch is also reaching out to other groups such as the New Brunswick Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

If you are a member in good standing and have any interest in playing a more active role in the NB Branch activities in promoting the nuclear industry through outreach and education, or with providing assistance with planning and carrying out branch activities, please contact the Chair, Derek Mullin, at dmullin@nbpower.com.

Branch Events

The New Brunswick Chapter of the CNS had planned for a talk on February 13th by Mr. Jacques Plourde on “Nuclear Insurance – A Risk Control Engineer’s Perspective” and on the CNS Strategic Plan, unfortunately however this had to be postponed due to the a winter storm that affected both Eastern Canada and the Maritimes.  The lecture will be rescheduled for a later date.  On the evening of February 28th, Benoit Poulet, Director of Point Lepreau and G-2 Regulatory Program Division of the CNSC, gave a talk in Saint John on the IAEA International Report System, and the application of the system with specific reference to the Kakrapar Pressure Tube Failure Event(s) in India.  The talk was also repeated the next day at a lunch and learn session at the Point Lepreau Generating Station.  Both sessions were well attended, attracting a total of about 54 people.  This concept of a double header meeting is intended to make it easier for Non-PLGS employees such as those who are either retired, in University, or other interested Engineering professions to attend, and to more easily attract station employees.  The lunch and learn at the station idea was suggested at the CNS/NB Power relationship meeting by Brett Plummer, VP Nuclear and Chief Nuclear Officer, who is quite supportive of the CNS.  Other exciting events are being planned for the near future.


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