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CNA2020 Sponsor Spotlight: Tetra Tech

Need to stay connected with family and the office while attending CNA2020 in Ottawa? You can thank Gold-level sponsor Tetra Tech for supporting the Internet Cafes in the trade show area.

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services. It is a full-service company with a global reach in the areas of water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy and international development. The company supports governmental and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions.

Based in Pasadena, California, Tetra Tech has 450 offices worldwide — including 42 in Canada, from Newfoundland and Labrador to British Columbia and Yukon. With 20,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech’s capabilities span the entire project life cycle. It has the global presence and resources to complete today’s most demanding projects.

Since 1966, Tetra Tech has been Leading with Science to address its clients’ most complex needs. Its mission is to be the premier worldwide consulting and engineering firm.

At CNA2020, you can find Tetra Tech at Booth 110, next to one of the two Internet Cafes. Look for the Wi-Fi symbol on the conference floor plan to see where.

To register for the conference, visit https://cna.ca/cna2020/registration/.

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CNA Sponsor Spotlight: Power Workers’ Union

The Power Workers’ Union (PWU) is a proud Canadian union and the largest in Ontario’s electricity sector. The PWU has been representing skilled workers in the energy sector for more than 75 years. These men and women have delivered decades of safe, affordable and environmentally responsible electricity to Ontario homes and businesses.

One of Canada’s most flexible, democratic and progressive unions, the PWU is a knowledgeable and experienced player in the energy sector. It has a proven track record of strong union representation and bargaining quality collective agreements with excellent pay rates, job security provisions, working conditions, pensions and benefits ― without work stoppages.

The PWU represents more than 15,000 people — about 70 per cent of the unionized electricity workers in the province. The membership is represented through more than 50 collective agreements.

The PWU is the Gold-level sponsor of the conference bag.

To register for the conference, visit https://cna.ca/cna2020/registration/.

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Reconciliation in the workplace

Portrait of Gabrielle Scrimshaw
Gabrielle Scrimshaw
Photo by Jon Chase, Harvard Staff Photographer

CNA2020 delegates are sure to be inspired and well-informed by the Friday breakfast keynote speaker, Gabrielle Scrimshaw. She will discuss what delivering on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls for action can look like in today’s workplace.

A proud Dene from Treaty 10 Territory in northern Saskatchewan and Alberta, Scrimshaw is an education and Indigenous leadership expert and an advocate for all things Indigenous. The skilled storyteller has a passion for creating social impact.

Scrimshaw runs a consultancy, working with First Nations communities across North America, helping address questions of economic development, leadership and governance. Based in San Francisco, she is a sought-after expert on Indigenous issues by North America’s largest national media outlets. She is a regular contributor for North America’s largest national media outlets and has been profiled by The New York Times, Forbes, The Globe and Mail and others.

Growing up in a rural Indigenous town of about 800 people, Scrimshaw was raised in a single-parent home. A first-generation student, she has studied international business and policy across six continents. Scrimshaw has an MBA from Stanford and is a Gleitsman Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University, where she earned an MPA.

She is the co-founder of the Indigenous Professional Association of Canada, a non-profit organization that is a global thought leader on Indigenous leadership.

Scrimshaw will be speaking during the Friday breakfast, which will be held from 07:30 to 09:00 on February 28.

Find the complete schedule at https://cna.ca/cna2020/program/.

To register for the conference, visit https://cna.ca/cna2020/registration/.

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CNA Sponsor Spotlight: EnergySolutions

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, EnergySolutions is an international nuclear services company with operations throughout the United States, Canada and Japan. EnergySolutions is an industry leader in the safe recycling, processing and disposal of nuclear material. It provides a full range of decommissioning and decontamination services to shut down nuclear power plants.

EnergySolutions’ Canada Walker Operations is a radioactive waste and materials management facility that safely manages nuclear material. The Brampton, Ontario, facility operates under a broad Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Waste Nuclear Substance License. The 12,000-square-meter facility is specifically designed to provide services for reactor tooling storage and refurbishment, as well as low-level radioactive waste management for Canadian utilities, hospitals and research facilities.

The licensed facility offers unique industry services, including

  • design of specialized processing systems and customized licensed areas to eliminate the need for client on-site facilities;
  • cost-effective solutions for radioactive materials management and classification;
  • decontamination and free release capabilities;
  • temperature-controlled, secure storage of radioactive waste, tooling and equipment;
  • emergency response support services for a large segment of the Canadian nuclear industry;
  • onsite certified shipping brokers and health physicists with expertise in requirements for management and transportation of radioactive materials; and
  • import/export authorization for cross-border transport between Canada and the United States.

EnergySolutions is the Gold-level sponsor of the CNA2020 round table lunch on Friday, February 28.

Find the complete CNA2020 schedule at https://cna.ca/cna2020/program/.

To register for the conference, visit https://cna.ca/cna2020/registration/.

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Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan to open CNA2020

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Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan

Seamus O’Regan, the recently appointed minister of natural resources, will be the opening guest speaker for CNA2020 on Thursday, February 27.

In 1999, Maclean’s magazine named O’Regan, then 28, as one of the 100 Young Canadians to Watch. He is best known for his 10 years as co-host of CTV’s Canada AM. In 2007, he became the first journalist to be named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. He also has two Gemini nominations.

O’Regan was first elected as the member of parliament for his home riding of St. John’s South—Mount Pearl in 2015. During his first term, he served as minister of Veteran Affairs, associate minister of National Defence, vice-chair of the Reconciliation Cabinet Committee and minister of Indigenous Services. After being re-elected in October, he was named minister of Natural Resources in November.

In his December mandate letter to the Minister of Nature Resources, the Prime Minister stated that O’Regan’s work would ensure that the natural resources and energy sectors would remain sources of good, middle-class jobs across the country.

“Building on the work completed in the Government’s first term, work with partners to implement, as appropriate, the recommendations of the Generation Energy Council Report [Canada’s Energy Transition: Getting to Our Energy Future, Together], including wasting less energy, switching to clean power, using more renewable fuels, and producing cleaner oil and gas, including in the offshore,” the mandate letter states.

The Prime Minister also instructed O’Regan to “[w]ork with the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and the Minister of Indigenous Services to support the transition of Indigenous communities from reliance on diesel-fueled power to clean, renewable and reliable energy by 2030.”

Find the complete schedule at https://cna.ca/cna2020/program/.

To register for the conference, visit https://cna.ca/cna2020/registration/.

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CNA2020 Pre-conference Seminar Focuses on SMR Progress in New Brunswick

logo for NB PowerSmall modular reactors (SMRs) are a clean energy option for Canada’s provinces and northern territories. This year’s pre-conference SMR seminar will showcase SMR developments in New Brunswick as NB Power celebrates its 100th anniversary.

In 2018, New Brunswick Energy Solutions Corporation, a provincial Crown corporation, committed $10 million toward establishing an SMR research cluster in New Brunswick. Advanced Reactor Concepts (ARC) Nuclear and Moltex Energy also invested $5 million each to advance research and development of their technologies. The two companies are working with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) to establish curriculum as well as plans for research and development at UNB and the Centre for Nuclear Energy Research. Both vendors are active in the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s (CNSC) vendor design review process and one partner has successfully completed Phase 1.

Utility Plan for SMR Development and Deployment

Ontario Power Generation Vice-President of Nuclear Regulatory Affairs and Stakeholder Relations and Regulatory Readiness Working Group Co-Chair Robin Manley will kick off the seminar. He will describe the pan-Canadian approach and how the work in New Brunswick fits within this approach. To move to commercial demonstration, ARC and Moltex would need to have each of their technologies successfully complete Phase 2 of the CNSC vendor design review, and their financial and project planning predictions would need to continue to show promise. If these conditions are met, then NB Power envisions commercial demonstrations of both reactor types at the Point Lepreau site with an in-service date of about 2030.

Manley’s presentation will be followed by four panel presentations.

Vision for New Brunswick

Chair: Assistant Deputy Minister Energy and Mines, New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development, Bill Breckinridge

Panelists:

  • NB Power Senior Strategic Officer Paul Thompson
  • ARC Nuclear Canada President and CEO Norman Sawyer
  • Moltex Energy Chief Executive, North American Rory O’Sullivan,

Economic Development and Supply Chain

Chair: Atlantica Centre for Energy President Colleen D’Entremont

Panelists:

  • NB Power Senior Strategic Advisor, SMR Project Planning Wayne Woodworth
  • ARC Nuclear Canada President and CEO Norman Sawyer
  • Moltex Energy Chief Executive, North American Rory O’Sullivan
  • Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries President and CEO Ron Oberth
  • Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, Divisional Vice President Ron Marcolin

Importance of Engagement

Chair: CANDU Owners Group Director, Nuclear Safety and Environmental Affairs Program Rachna Clavero

Panelists:

  • Atlantica Centre for Energy President Colleen D’Entremont
  • NB Power Senior Strategic Advisor, Advanced Reactor Technology Team, Claire Harris
  • NB Power Manager of Community Affairs and Nuclear Regulatory Protocol Kathleen Duguay

R&D and Educational Capacity Building

Chair: NB Power Senior Strategic Advisor, Small Modular Reactors Dean Taylor

Panelists:

  • ARC Nuclear Canada President and CEO Norman Sawyer
  • Moltex Energy Vice-President of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, North American, Kun Chen
  • UNB Chemical Engineering Professor William Cook
  • Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Director of the Energy Program Gina Strati
  • University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering President Jerry Hopwood

With so much to cover, the SMR pre-conference seminar will run from 13:00 to 17:00 on February 26.

Registration

Registration is required for all pre-conference seminars and is not included in regular conference registration. Please see the registration terms and conditions at https://www.cna.ca/register for more information and to register.