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UNB grows longstanding nuclear research relationship with national partners

Author: Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted on Jun 13, 2023

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has signed a new memorandum of understanding with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), Canada’s nuclear Crown corporation, and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology laboratory. The new agreement builds on an existing partnership with UNB’s Centre for Nuclear Energy Research (CNER) and seeks to expand the relationship into new domains, such as cybersecurity, hydrogen, medical isotopes, and small modular reactors, among other areas.

“Under the direction of Dr. William Cook, UNB’s CNER has established a fruitful partnership with CNL and AECL,” said Dr. David MaGee, UNB vice-president (research). “This partnership has already better enabled experts at UNB to contribute their knowledge to Canada’s energy production landscape. This MOU will open even broader dialogues and opportunities for researchers at UNB to play an active role in Canada’s energy landscape.”

In addition to exploring new research partnerships outside of nuclear engineering, the MOU will also open the door for further discussion on teaching, learning and professional development opportunities for both AECL and CNL personnel and UNB students.

The agreement was signed during a visit to UNB by members of CNL and AECL’s staff on June 8, see the full news release.