Presentations 2019

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Presentations by CNSC President and CEO

Sep

18

Remarks by President Velshi at a side event at the 63rd International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, spoke at the a side event at the 63rd International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference in Vienna, Austria, where she participated in a Canadian side event with international regulators to discuss the importance of strengthening public trust.

June

24

Remarks by President Velshi at the Canadian Nuclear Society 39th Annual Conference

On Monday, June 24, 2019, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, spoke at the Canadian Nuclear Society 39th Annual Conference in Ottawa, Ontario. President Velshi spoke to the pace of technological change, its impact on nuclear, and what that means as the regulator.

June

5

Remarks by President Velshi at the Annual Industry Conference of the Office for Nuclear Regulation

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, spoke at the Annual Industry Conference of the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) in London, England. President Velshi delivered a presentation on international co-operation in the context of regulating innovations safely.

May

21

Presentation by President Rumina Velshi at the International Nuclear Regulators Association 44th meeting

On Tuesday, May 21, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, shared Canada’s perspective and expertise at the International Nuclear Regulators Association (INRA) 44th meeting in Bath, United Kingdom.

Presentation at the International Nuclear Regulators Association 44th Meeting (PDF 2,260 kb)

May

9

Remarks by President Velshi at Innovation Showcase

On May 9, 2019, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, spoke at Innovation Showcase. This event is a forum for international peers to exchange information on the latest innovations in nuclear asset management and industrial informatics. Ms. Velshi talked about the CNSC’s work to ensure that the organization is prepared to regulate innovation in Canada’s nuclear industry.

Apr

26

Presentation by President Rumina Velshi to TRIUMF’s Board of Management

On Friday, April 26, 2019, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, delivered a presentation to the board of management of TRIUMF in Vancouver, BC. Ms. Velshi provided an overview of the CNSC, with a focus on innovation, safety culture and strengthening of public trust.

Presentation to the Board of Management of TRIUMF (PDF 2,100 kb)

Mar

13

Keynote remarks by President Velshi at the U.S. NRC’s Federal Women’s Program Advisory Committee (FWPAC) Women’s History Month luncheon

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, CNSC President Rumina Velshi delivered a keynote address to the U.S. NRC’s FWPAC in honour of Women’s History Month in the United States.

Ms. Velshi discussed how building diverse and inclusive organizations improves working conditions for everyone, and what we can do as individuals to work toward gender balance in our day-to-day lives.

Mar

13

Remarks by President Rumina Velshi at the Regulatory Information Conference

On March 13, 2019, President Velshi participated in a technical panel discussion entitled “Independence Without Isolation: International Perspectives on How Regulators Maintain Independence While Engaging Other Government and Industry Stakeholders.” In her remarks, Ms. Velshi discussed effective governance and robust regulatory safety oversight culture; engagement and mindful collaboration; and transparency and accountability in our regulatory process.

Mar

9

Remarks by President Velshi at the Ismaili Centre in Toronto

On Saturday, March 9, 2019, CNSC President and CEO Rumina Velshi participated in an International Women’s Day panel discussion entitled “Civil Society Champions: Living the Social Conscience of Islam” at the Ismaili Centre in Toronto.

In her opening remarks, Ms. Velshi discussed how joining the public service fit with her personal values of giving back to society.

Mar

7

Rumina Velshi participates in International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) gender event panel

On Thursday, March 7, 2019, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, participated in an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) panel discussion about how to increase the number of women working in the nuclear field. In her opening remarks, Ms. Velshi talked about how leadership from the top is a prerequisite to achieving gender balance.

Mar

6

President Rumina Velshi participates in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) International Women’s Day event

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, delivered remarks at an IAEA International Women’s Day event focusing on “Inspiring Stories of Women in the Nuclear Field”. Ms. Velshi’s remarks touched on her own personal stories about working in the nuclear sector and how individuals can contribute to working toward gender balance.

Mar

4

Remarks by President Rumina Velshi at the Waste Management Symposium

On March 4, 2019, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, shared her direction and vision for the CNSC and for the regulation of radioactive waste and decommissioning activities in Canada at a plenary session at the Waste Management Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona. She highlighted the importance of international collaboration, experience sharing and innovation to ensure that long-term solutions are safe and economically feasible.

Feb

27

Remarks by President Rumina Velshi to the North American Young Generation in Nuclear organization

On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, delivered opening remarks to the North American Young Generation in Nuclear organization at a workshop on developing soft skills.

Feb

27

Presentation by President Rumina Velshi to the Canadian Association of Nuclear Host Communities

On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, delivered a presentation to members of the Canadian Association of Nuclear Host Communities at their annual general meeting. The presentation provided an overview of the safe storage of nuclear waste and on the CNSC’s Participant Funding Program.

Feb

22

Remarks by President Velshi at the OPG Women’s Leadership Forum

On Friday, February 22, 2019, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, gave a keynote address at the OPG Women’s Leadership Forum. In her remarks, titled “Balance for Better in the Energy Sector”, Ms. Velshi spoke about how everyone can work toward gender balance in the workplace and in our day-to-day lives.

Feb

19

Remarks by President Rumina Velshi before the House Standing Committee on Natural Resources

On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, was invited to appear before the House of Common’s Standing Committee on Natural Resources which is currently studying international best practices for engaging with Indigenous communities regarding major energy projects.

Feb

7

Remarks by President Rumina Velshi at the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

On Thursday, February 7, 2019, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, appeared before the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources to present on and respond to questions related to the government’s ongoing study of Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts."

Presentations by CNSC Senior Management

Jun

4

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal to UN Special Rapporteur on Hazardous Substances and Wastes

On June 4, 2019, Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, delivered a presentation in Ottawa to Mr. Baskut Tuncak, a United Nations Special Rapporteur on Hazardous Substances and Wastes. The presentation offered an overview of Canada’s nuclear safety requirements, the CNSC’s regulatory framework related to waste, and the CNSC’s approach to Indigenous engagement.

Nuclear Safety Requirements

Apr

3

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal at the International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit

On April 3, 2019, the CNSC’s Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, Ramzi Jammal, was a session chair at the International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. His presentation focused on the pre-licensing vendor design review process, and the CNSC’s regulatory framework for advanced reactors.

Advanced Reactor Projects in Canada: Regulatory Status and Perspectives

Mar

19

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal at the Convention on Nuclear Safety Eighth Review Meeting

On March 19, 2019, Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, provided feedback on his experience as President of the Seventh Review Meeting at the Officers’ Turnover Meeting, held in Vienna, Austria.

Experience Feedback from Previous Review Meetings: President of Seventh Review Meeting

Mar

13

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal at the Regulatory Information Conference

On March 13, 2019, Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, presented on the “Fuel Cycle Operating Experience in Canada” at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s 31st Annual Regulatory Information Conference in Bethesda, MD. In his presentation, Mr. Jammal discussed Canada’s commitment to improving transparency through better public reporting of lessons learned and events. He also spoke about the importance of sharing information and operating experience among industry and regulators as a key component to continuous improvement.

Fuel Cycle Operating Experience in Canada (PDF 3,066 kb)

Mar

4

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal at the Waste Management Symposium

On March 4, 2019, Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, participated in a panel discussion on management and disposal of nuclear waste at the Waste Management Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Jammal gave a presentation about nuclear waste disposal in Canada and the CNSC’s commitment to upholding the highest regulatory standards.

Advanced Reactor Projects in Canada: Regulatory Status and Perspectives (PDF 746 kb)

Jan

30

Presentation by Ramzi Jammal to the Advanced Reactors Technical Summit VI & Technology Trailblazers Showcase

On January 30, 2019, Ramzi Jammal, CNSC Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, gave a presentation to the Advanced Reactors Technical Summit VI & Technology Trailblazers Showcase at the University of California in San Diego. The presentation was titled "Advanced Reactor Projects in Canada: Regulatory Status and Perspectives".

Mr. Jammal’s presentation provided an overview of the CNSC’s regulatory approach to small modular reactors (SMRs), as well as the CNSC’s regulatory readiness and pre-licensing vendor design review process. In his presentation, Mr. Jammal also discussed how the CNSC and the Government of Canada are collaborating and sharing information on SMR technologies with a number of countries.

Advanced Reactor Projects in Canada: Regulatory Status and Perspectives (PDF 1314 kb)

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