Utility Engagement Panel on Maintenance

The CMNCC 2017 program has been built around the needs and interests of the operating utilities with a focus on plant maintenance and life extension. Front-line maintenance workers are integral to plant maintenance and they need access to innovative approaches to improve maintenance productivity through automation, advanced technology and applications that provide them with essential information to execute their tasks efficiently and effectively.

CMNCC will be the forum to launch the first Utility Engagement Panel on Maintenance to be held on Monday, October 2, 2017.The session will be in workshop format involving a panel of maintenance representatives from Ontario Power Generation, Bruce Power, NB Power and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories.

The panelists will identify key maintenance issues (current or foreseen in the future) as the basis for interactive discussion with solutions-oriented industry service providers, equipment vendors and exhibitors, to explore efforts that may be underway to address the issues. The issues will be published to registered conference and event-only participants in advance to better enable meaningful discussion.

When: Monday, October 2, 2017 from 5:30 to 9:00 pm (dinner will be provided)

Where: Grand Ballroom, Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel

Advance registration is required: Space is limited and participation will be on a first come, first served basis. Be sure to register early so that you don’t miss out on this opportunity.

  • No charge for CMNCC registered participants
    (must be fully registered and paid for the full conference or for One-day on Monday. October 2).
  • $100 for others who register for only the Utility Engagement Meeting, or conference registrants who register after the complimentary participation limit (100) is reached.

Click here to download the flyer for the Utility Engagement Panel on Maintenance.

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For information about CMNCC 2017 and the Utility Engagement Panel on Maintenance contact the Conference Administrator.


NAYGN/WiN-Canada Mix & Mingle with Speaker Alex DeLorey, 2017 Canadian Astronaut Finalist

North America Young Generation Nuclear (NAYGN) and Women in Nuclear Canada (WiN-Canada) are co-hosting an afternoon information session during CMNCC 2017 and also welcoming inspirational speaker, Alex DeLorey, 2017 Canadian Astronaut Finalist. Enjoy a coffee and a treat while you learn more about the challenges (and fun!) associated with training to become the next Canadian Astronaut. 

While working full time at SNC-Lavalin, Alex DeLorey (Project Manager for the Components and Feeder Design, Bruce Major Component Replacement Project) also found time to train and be as strong candidate to be the next Canadian Astronaut.  Alex has a BASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick and has a keen interest in in all things mechanical and applicable to physics.  Alex will discuss learning from your experiences today to be prepared for tomorrow when you don’t know what tomorrow will bring.

WiN (Women in Nuclear) is a world-wide association of women working professionally in various fields of nuclear energy and radiation applications.  WiN-Canada has six regional chapters that are active in their area; helping to educate the public on the benefits of nuclear power and medicine as well as providing networking and professional opportunities for their members.

NAYGN (North American Young Generation in Nuclear) is an organization formed under the purpose of uniting young people in the fields of nuclear science and technology. Individuals can participate in the organization by becoming a continental member, joining a local chapter or joining a continental committee.  NAYGN-Canada is composed of nine active NAYGN Chapters spanning across Canada.

More about the talk:
The journey is more important than the destination if you ask Alex DeLorey, even if the destination happened to be outer space. The Professional Engineer who grew up in Riverview, New Brunswick was one of the finalists in the 2017 Canadian Space Agency’s Astronaut recruitment campaign.

Alex has always had a desire to push his boundaries and to learn about himself along the way. Reflecting back on his life experiences—whether it was saving a friend's life, working around the globe, learning to fly a plane or jumping out of one—they each were critical in his success in being a finalist. And while he may have just missed out on this space mission, his life’s mission and powerful message to others endures—live your life to the fullest and learn from the journey. Because everywhere you've been, and everything you've done, will help you get to where you’re going next. It might even take you somewhere out of this world.

When: Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Where: Trinity Room, Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel

Advance registration is required:

  • No charge for CMNCC registered participants
    (must be registered for one or more days of the conference).
  • $20 for others who register for only the NAYGN/WiN-Canada Mix & Mingle.

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