Presentation to the UOIT Branch of the CNS, March 21, 2012
By Jon Jennekens
The Canadian Nuclear Industry got its start in 1943 with the signing of the Quebec Agreement. This lead to the construction of the Canadian NRX reactor in 1944 and its commissioning in 1947. Two early pioneers in the Canadian Nuclear Industry were Jack Beaver an Ojibwa Indian and Queen’s University graduate and Bertrand Goldschmidt a Ph.D. Chemist and personal assistant to Marie Curie. More than 60 years after the start of the Canadian Nuclear program misconceptions about safe radiation doses still hamper the industry.
Jon Jennekens OC is a Past President of the Canadian Atomic Energy Control Board and Deputy Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency. He is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of RMC and Queens.
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