Monthly Archives: April 2012

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Talking Nuclear at the Forum for Young Canadians Dinner

The Canadian Nuclear Association is proud to partner with the Forum for Young Canadians, a program that introduces high school students from across the country to life on Parliament Hill and demystifies the political process. We think it’s important to encourage Canada’s next generation of leaders to become engaged in their passions and stretch their potential.

This isn’t the first time we’ve combined the passion of the young generation and politics. Check out our blog post about when we brought NU Energy to Parliament Hill.

Last week, TalkNUclear attended the Forum dinner with MPs, students. The Forum dinners are a chance for potential future parliamentarians to meet and interact with sitting MPs, and for all to have a good time!

Pictured above is a group of young Canadians from B.C. and Alberta with MPs Nina Grewal, MP for Fleetwood Port-Kells, B.C. (in purple), Cathy McLeod, MP for Kamloops – Thompson – Cariboo, B.C. (in green), and Earl Dreeshen, MP for Red Deer (in the back, behind Ms. McLeod).

This year’s event was one of the best attended to date. After 35 years, the Forum for Young Canadians is a well-respected organization that is still going strong. Visit their website to learn more.

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Ahmed’s Mother Prayed for a Miracle – Canada’s Nuclear Industry Answered

Our nuclear medicine ad is featured on page 8 of the Canadian Cancer Society's special feature in the Toronto Star (March 29)

Today, April 1, kicks off the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month. The daffodil is a symbol of support for Canadians living with cancer.

Last Thursday, the Toronto Star ran a feature on the Cancer Society, which we were very proud to support with the ad you see pictured above. The feature is about the fight with cancer that many Canadians and their loved ones are facing. Stories in the feature ranged from accounts of individual battles with cancer, to tips for teens on the dangers of tanning beds and tobacco, and info about diagnosing, testing and treating the disease, which is where Canada’s nuclear industry is so important.

Did you know: Every day, Canadian medical isotopes are used in tens of thousands of nuclear medicine procedures worldwide, and in Canada

The two most important applications of nuclear technology in health and medicine are medical imaging for research and diagnosis, and radiotherapy for cancer. In fact, radiotherapy was pioneered in Canada when, in 1951, Harold E. Johns and Roy Errington led teams to build the world’s first radiation treatment machine using colbalt-60.

For more information about how medical isotopes are used, please visit