Monthly Archives: November 2012

Nuclear Pride

Team NUvember Movember Update

How’s your Movember going? Team NUvember’s ‘staches are coming in nicely and our network is growing every day! We’re very pleased to report our Movember network has raised over $17,000 – and we’re not even halfway through the month. Keep up the great work, Mo’ bros and ‘sistas!

Movember kick off – Day 1

Visit to join Team NUvember, the network and/or to donate. Contact Team NUvember captain Alex Wolf with questions

Mo’gress – Day 7

Why are we growing? To raise money for prostate cancer research. We are proud to present this opportunity for our members, Canada’s nuclear community, to collaborate in support of a cause so close to our industry.

Mo’gress Day 12
Wishin’ I could grow a ‘mo
Nuclear Energy Nuclear Pride Nuclear Safety

Darlington Declared Industry Darling

On Tuesday, Darlington Nuclear was the recipient of the Award of Excellence by an international nuclear oversight organization.

The award recognizes a number of strengths identified in a recent peer review, including management and leadership; operator knowledge and skills; equipment performance and condition; and our response to Fukushima.

The positive recognition Darlington Nuclear has received from industry peers is confirmation of Ontario Power Generation’s unwavering dedication to continuous improvement in operational excellence and safety that has made OPG, and Canada, a world leader.  It also reinforces the station’s status as an excellent candidate for refurbishment.

Of the award and recognition, OPG says:

“As a nuclear operator we are entrusted by you to operate our nuclear facilities safely, reliably, and with the utmost care and responsibility. This award reinforces that our employees never take this responsibility for granted, and that we will continue to seek continuous improvement on our journey to excellence.”

Congratulations Darlington. This recognition makes official what we’ve always known, that Canada’s stations are safe, reliable and world-class. Thank you for your dedication and care – and for keeping the lights on in Ontario.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Darlington, please go to

Movember Nuclear Pride

Grow your ‘Stache for Cash – Team NUvember Kick Off!

Meet Diane Williams. She is a Mechanical Maintainer at Bruce Power and a dedicated Mo’ Sista.

When asked if there was a story behind her decision to tattoo a moustache on her index finger, Diane said:

“Not really, the guys here in the shop that I work in asked me what I was going to do for Movember.  So I came up with this idea because I have a lot of tattoos already.  I decided to dedicate it to my three older brothers, which are all very healthy!  I don’t think they thought I would actually do it.

Apparently I was right, one of the guys just admitted he didn’t think I would do it!”

Thanks for sharing your Mo’story, Diane!

Diane is a member of Women-in-Nuclear (WiN) Canada. Thanks for WiN for connecting us with Diane.

Join Team NUvember!

Inspired by Diane’s story? Join the CNA’s Movember team, Team NUvember, and grow your ‘stache for cash!

Join Team NUvember

Donate to Team NUvember

Already part of a team? No problem! Join the NUvember Network as a team or individual by clicking here!

Questions? Email Team NUvember Captain, Alex Wolf,


Share your Mo’story with Email

Movember is an annual fundraiser where participants grow their moustache (or simply join to cheer the team on) to raise money for prostate cancer research. CNA is proud to present this opportunity for member collaboration in support of a cause so close to our industry.