Small Modular Reactors 2021-Jun-24

Winnipeg Life Member Affinity Group and Manitoba Chapter Canadian Society of Senior Engineers are having an event that may be of interest to life members in Canada.

The registration link is below.

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Small Modular Reactors: Planning Power Potential for Canada

June 17, 2021

The next gathering of Manitoba senior engineers, and others, for an interesting presentation, with the opportunity to refresh old connections and make new ones will be...

Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Place: Zoom - Courtesy of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba
Presentation by:

Brent Smith, P.Eng., FEC, FCAE, FCSSE
Manager, Operational Readiness, Advanced Reactor Development, NB Power Corporation

About the Speaker

  • BSc Engineering (Mechanical) from University of New Brunswick.
  • Over 30 years as a professional engineer in New Brunswick
  • 27 years of experience in nuclear power at an operating CANDU-6 facility (Point Lepreau) including leadership roles in engineering, reactor inspections, fuel handling, maintenance, refurbishment, and nuclear oversight, and quality assurance
  • Chairperson of the CANDU Owners Group (COG) R&D Technology Forum
  • President-Elect of Canadian Society of Senior Engineers
  • Past-President of Engineers and Geoscientists New Brunswick
  • Past-President of Engineers Canada
  • Fellowships with Engineers Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the Canadian Society of Senior Engineers


Small Modular Reactors (SMR) are the next generation of nuclear energy innovation, with the potential to help address challenges and opportunities related to climate change and economic growth. The 2018 Canadian SMR Roadmap concluded that SMRs provide a source of safe, clean, affordable energy, with the ability to contribute towards a resilient, low-carbon future. SMRs can promote key benefits for Canada and Canadians, such as:

  • meeting Canada's climate change commitments.
  • unlocking opportunities for job creation and economic growth; and
  • sustaining and expanding Canada's leadership in research and innovation.

The provinces of New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta entered an MOU and committed to work co-operatively to advance the development and deployment of SMRs to address the needs of the provinces with regards to addressing climate change, regional energy demand, economic development (e.g., supply chain, fuel manufacture, skilled employment and export opportunities), and research and innovation opportunities.

This is your opportunity to learn about the initiative and the potential to generate low-carbon electricity safely, reliably, and inexpensively.

To register for this event, please visit the online registration page.

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