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Canada's Nuclear Enterprise at Historic Crossroads
February 28, 2007, Ottawa, ON — Since its early days as National Research
Council of Canada's Atomic Energy Project in the 1940s, Canada's nuclear
industry has been a strong driver of innovation. Today, the nuclear
enterprise provides a wealth of social, environmental, scientific and
economic benefits for Canada, earning our country a well-deserved reputation
as a world leader in several fields.
Through science and innovation, Canada is home to the world's largest
medical isotope industry, treating over 21 million patients in 80 countries
each year for cancer and other illnesses. This young scientific field is
rich in potential for the next generation of medical isotopes and
Nuclear science holds great promise for improving the lives of Canadians in
other ways. The next generation of nuclear power can provide Canadians with
access to large, untapped energy reserves and to centuries of clean
electricity. Just as it was in the 1950s, given world-class tools, Canadians
can do a world-class job.
The Nuclear Industry Seminar will bring together industry leaders to discuss
the future of our country's nuclear enterprise and will include a
presentation by NRC President Dr. Pierre Coulombe on S&T.
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2007
Time: 9:15 a.m. EST
Place: Westin Hotel, 11, Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON
Dignitaries will include the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural
Resources, Duncan Hawthorne, President of the National Research Council, Dr.
Pierre Coulombe, President of Bruce Power, Linda Keen, President of the
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Steve West, President of MDS Nordion and
Wayne Henuset, Director of Energy Alberta Corporation
09:15 - 10:00 Opening Plenary
The Nuclear Enterprise: National Research Council puts Science to Work for
DR. PIERRE COULOMBE
President, National Research Council of Canada
For over 90 years, the National Research Council (NRC) served Canada by
focusing on scientific expertise and infrastructure to solve problems of
national importance. Recognizing the huge potential for innovation that
could be realized from the discovery of nuclear energy, it established Chalk
River Laboratories and built a visionary program that launched Canada into
the forefront of the nuclear age. Canada has reaped over 50 years of
excellence from our world-leading presence in nuclear medicine, our impact
on materials science (recognized by the 1994 Nobel Prize for NRC scientist
Bertram Brockhouse) and our highly successful CANDU nuclear power system.
Canada's nuclear enterprise has arrived at another historic moment, where
vision is needed once again to re-invest in the infrastructure for science
and innovation for continued societal and economic impact for Canadians and
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