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Webinar: McMaster University Licence Renewal

Join us on September 11, 2023, for a webinar on the licence renewal application for the McMaster Nuclear Reactor.

McMaster University is situated within the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe Nations. McMaster University and the CNSC acknowledge the significance of these lands to the Indigenous peoples.

The McMaster Nuclear Reactor is an open-pool research reactor housed in a stand-alone containment building located on the McMaster University campus in Hamilton, Ontario. It has been in operation since 1959 and provides neutron-based services in support of applications in health, materials, energy, and environmental sciences.

For this facility, McMaster University currently holds a non-power reactor operating licence that was issued July 1, 2014 and expires on June 30, 2024. On April 19, 2023, McMaster University requested the renewal of this licence for a period of 20 years. A hearing in writing, to consider the renewal application, will be held in spring 2024 with written interventions.

The CNSC is holding a webinar about the hearing, in order to:

  • familiarize the public with the McMaster Nuclear Reactor and its activities
  • discuss the CNSC’s licensing process
  • discuss McMaster University’s licence application
  • answer questions from members of the public

Join the webinar

Date: September 11, 2023
Time: 11 am to noon EDT
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The webinar will be hosted in English only. To request information on the Webinar in French, please email:

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We welcome questions any time. These may be addressed during or after the session.

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Related links

McMaster Nuclear Reactor
Class I Nuclear Facilities Regulations
Nuclear Safety and Control Act (
Nuclear Security Regulations

*The CNSC reserves the right to cancel a webinar if enrollment does not meet the minimum number of participants.

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