This fall, AECL hosted a workshop for the Federal Nuclear Science and Technology Work Plan in Ottawa. The objective was to disseminate the results of research and development activities conducted by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories in the areas of health, safety and security, energy and the environment.
Over the span of five days, more than 400 participants came together to learn about recent science and technology advances, and to create new opportunities for collaboration and linkages across the sector. Participants represented a multitude of organizations, including federal departments and agencies, academia, global research institutions and industry.
“We are very encouraged by the strong participation and the many connections that were made across sectors, across regions and across disciplines. This will only increase the impact of the science that is done at the Chalk River Laboratories,” said Shannon Quinn, AECL’s Vice-President of Science, Technology and Commercial Oversight. “Indeed, nuclear science and technology is much broader than what people would expect. We have exciting projects that are advancing: the next generation of cancer treatments, the deployment of small modular reactors in Canada, and cyber security for critical infrastructure, just to name a few. Together, we are advancing science and innovation for the benefit of Canada and Canadians.”
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